Technical difficulties

Updated: April 15th, 1 am UTC. 

I'm sorry to say that on Friday 13th we have been the subject of a bot attack that has caused significant technical headaches. The form of this attack was the automated creation of tens of thousands of new accounts all using spam email addresses. 

There is no indication whatsoever that there has been any attempt at breaching our security and there is no indication whatsoever that any user details have been obtained. This seems to have been purely an automated attempt to create a large number of user profiles and it is likely that we were not even a deliberate target. 

We had to briefly suspend new account creations and introduce a rushed urgent temporary fix. Although a number of bugs resulting directly from this initial fix and indirectly from the tens of thousands of emails we sent during the account creation process we believe all have now been corrected.

Please let us know if you encounter anything new by writing to us at [email protected]

Frank Gaillard

Founder CEO/Editor in Chief. 

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Publication date: 13th Apr 2018 10:31 UTC

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