Ersan (Yes the real Ersan) came into a bunch of well known tracker irc channels (DH, TD...) and pm'd all the users the following message.
"Just thought you guys would like to know- http://torrentfreak.com/most-coveted...ents/#comments (Read last comment (comment number 195) ) No More ST & STM Enjoy it while it lasts."
So I checked out TF and this is a copy of what he is referring to:
195 Apr 10, 2008 at 14:57 by Karen
Hey sup guys I am a mod at ST, just to confirm that Ersan will be shutting down ST and STM due to a security breach with some of the staff members. Apparently, information such as IP’s, Email Address, Release logs etc were relayed to an external site. Due to this unfortunate event, some of our new staff were quickly demoted and banned. We are sorry for any problems caused, but it’s for our own good, and for the safety of all current ST and STM users, the sites will be shutdown soon.
Session Start: Wed Apr 09 13:27:52 2008
Session Ident: #staff
[19:46] Anything you guys want to tell me ?
[19:46] sup ?
[19:47] well, I heard something about a staff member at ST being relaying data to another site..
[19:47] WTF ? when was this ?
[19:47] doesn’t matter when, what matters is who..and my guess is..
* Ersan sets mode: +b *!*@DDD8DE.D72D56.FC449F.7FEA0F
* Blackcore was kicked by Ersan (GTFO you stupid noob)
[19:47] what was relayed ?
[19:48] ip’s, user logs, release logs, email…
[19:48] Omg…what’s going to happen now then ?
[19:48] No idea, and I don’t think it’s safe to keep the two sites up…will be shutting them down soon, need to fix this up.
Well that's all I know for now, Ersan hasn't replied to my PM about this yet, but anybody else have info on this? I know this is not the first time ST was targeted, but this could have some kind of connection...