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Large Parts of Progressive News Infrastructure Hacked

Submitted by Steve Hanson on Wed, 01/07/2009 – 9:48am

A large part of the U.S. progressive blogging infrastucture was hacked overnight and is currently down or defaced.  Many of the blogs in the 50-State Blog Network are hosted on the SoapBlox platform.  At least one of the SoapBlox servers was hacked overnight, and the sites hosted on that server have been defaced or are down currently.  This includes sites such as

Blue Hampshire
Blue Jersey
Blue Mass Group
MN Progressive Project
My Left Wing (site loads w/o diaries)
Never in our Names
Pam’s House Blend
Swing State Project
West Michigan Rising

Personally I have always thought that having large amounts of the progressive infrastructure hosted with one small company was a mistake, which is why we’ve developed Uppity Wisconsin on it’s own open-source platform, Drupal.

Our condolences go out to the various sites that are down, and we hope they’ll recover soon.