[IMMEDIATE NOTICE] Ubuntu Forums is down for maintenance, please use other methods to obtain support

Ho Wan Chan smartboyhw at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 09:52:00 UTC 2013

Hi Kaj,

if you find it appropriate, plz post it in G+ and website and anywhere
else, thanks.

On Jul 21, 2013 10:40 AM, "Ho Wan Chan" <smartboyhw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Ubuntu Studio developers, contributors and users,
> This is an emergency announcement.
> The Ubuntu Forums is currently down for maintenance, including Ubuntu
> Studio's sub-forum.
> At 20th July, 2013 20:31 UTC, Canonical IS discovered that hackers have
> attacked the Ubuntu Forums, and has got hold of every users' username and
> password. The Ubuntu Forums is down for maintenance 4 minutes later.
> Canonical IS are trying to recover the service as soon as possible. Other
> Ubuntu services are not affected.
> Please see https://ubuntuforums.org/announce/
> If you are a Ubuntu Forums Ubuntu Studio sub-forum user, here are some
> suggestions on what you need to do.
> 1. Please change every password that is the same as your Forums account as
> requested by the Ubuntu Forums.
> 2. Please use other support channels to receive support. You can find
> support in the Ubuntu Studio user IRC channel (#ubuntustudio), Ubuntu
> Studio User and Support mailing list (ubuntu-studio-users at lists.ubuntu.com)
> or Ask Ubuntu (https://askubuntu.com).
> Thank you for your attention.
> Regards,
> Howard Chan (smartboyhw)
> Ubuntu Studio Release Manager
> P.S. Kaj, I'm sorry I didn't get your pre-approval, but I think it is an
> immediate notification to all users. Please expect a small influx of users
> in our user IRC channel.
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