crosspost from @matrix since their instance is currently down:

We’ve taken down the servers which host (link: Matrix.org) Matrix.org and (link: Riot.im) Riot.im for emergency security maintenance - estimated downtime is several hours. More updates as we have them.

the security maintenance is to address issues with (link: Matrix.org) Matrix.org's production infrastructure. This is not a Synapse issue.

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Update from birdsite:

In terms of the incident itself, we will publish an update shortly. Summary is: an attacker accessed the production infra that runs matrix.org hence the rebuild. Source code & packages are unaffected. We do not think user data was targeted, but are playing it safe.

Update:

We are almost at the point of getting things turned back on; websites, databases, synapse, LBs, etc are ready to go. Just sorting final networking issues between them. Thank you for your patience, and apologies for the massive disruption...

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Kudos to matrix for being transparent about exactly what happened. It's a refreshing change of pace from the likes of Facebook.

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