December 28, 2006Regarding the defacement of the TEN websites early in the morning of 12/27/06: There was an exploit used that allowed the person(s) responsible to write data to a database. There was no actual intrusion that took place. No data was ever at risk.
TEN was only one of many sites that were victimized by this group, at least 30 others are known on 12/27 with over 500 to date.
While restoring information to remove the altered data and return the sites to an operational state a hardware failure occurred. This further delayed the network coming back online.
We thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this matter. We would also like to thank the technical staff for their due diligence in getting the sites operational again.
TEN Moderation Staff