Freenode Security Announcement.

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    • Freenode Security Announcement.

      Server issues
      Posted on 2014-09-13 by mrmist

      Earlier today the freenode infra team noticed an anomaly on a
      single IRC server. We have since identified that this was indicative of
      the server being compromised by an unknown third party. We immediately
      started an investigation to map the extent of the problem and located
      similar issues with several other machines and have taken those offline.
      For now, since network traffic may have been sniffed, we recommend that
      everyone change their NickServ password as a precaution.

      To change your password use /msg nickserv set password newpasshere

      Since traffic may have been sniffed, you may also wish to consider
      any channel keys or similar secret information exchanged over the

      We’ll issue more updates as WALLOPS and via social media!
      If you could just go ahead and make a plugin for it, that'd be great.