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Update: What's Going On with Anime News Network?

Last night, Anime News Network suffered a pretty major hack, one that took down our original domain (www.animenewsnetwork.com) and compromised our email domain — meaning that for the moment, you can't reach us through any animenewsnetwork.com email accounts. We're working on getting this fixed.

Further, AnimeNewsNetwork's domain was breached, but not our servers - your personal information is safe, however we always recommend changing passwords just in case.

Through this process, the hacker also compromised some of our Twitter accounts, like @anime and @animenewsnet as well as a handful of personal staff accounts like @ANN_Ed and @ANNZac. We're still working on cleaning all this up – it's a pretty involved process that may take some time, but for now we're live at

AnimeNewsNetwork.cc.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/

Please spread the word on social media, as this is our new (temporary) home for the time being! We'll be back with more updates as things progress – we apologize for the inconvenience, and shall rise again soon.


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Posted 8/8/17 , edited 8/8/17
They've now updated the update to indicate that they got back control of @anime on Twitter.
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Those hackers should be caught, and they should be publicly executed alongside 5 generations of their family. This is unacceptable! Death to these jerks!
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I wonder why hackers would go through so much trouble for ANN? I mean it isn't exactly a high value target...
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Posted 8/8/17 , edited 8/8/17
Getting a new domain will most likely hurt their SEO score in search engines...


jason_maranto wrote:

I wonder why hackers would go through so much trouble for ANN? I mean it isn't exactly a high value target...


I used to hack things like consoles I owned back in the day. So I hope I as a sort of "ex-hacker" can answer what might be their motivation. There are 3 types of hackers, white hats who exposes vulnerabilities so they can be fixed, grey hats who do whatever can earn them the most money and lastly black hats who are just out to destroy things. Black hats don't care who or what their attacking, if they see a vulnerability they will take it and destroy as much as they can. And this is most likely the sort of attacker ANN is facing
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jason_maranto wrote:

I wonder why hackers would go through so much trouble for ANN? I mean it isn't exactly a high value target...


They could very well have done it for the sake of doing it. You know, the sort of selfish, childish "For the lulz/watch the world burn" mentality of people who get their kicks by hurting others.

And I think you're underselling it, ANN is absolutely a high value target if you want to smash things and be a jerk. ANN has been around for 18 years, its a major source of information for the anime medium, and it has an Alexa rating under 5000. ANN is easily one of the highest profile anime websites on the web.
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I wondered what had happened. I guess someone out there doens't like anime. or as the last post said it been around a pretty long time..
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Links restored inside spoiler ANN NEWS



Contact Anime News Network



Website / TWITTER / NEWS LINK

https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/

https://twitter.com/animenewsnet?lang=en

https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/contact


ANN explains how it happened / Phone Co REP messed up


Again EVEN NEW LINKS MAY BE TEMP as they have located their domain name if changes I'll pass it on


How ANN Was Hacked ANN NEWS



https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/site-news/2017-08-11/how-ann-was-hacked/.120038
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Thanks for sharing the update.
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