Breaking News: Hacked!, the worlds most popular blog on technology has been hacked! It is showing weird messages on the Homepage..
First it showed the message using a link as “rapidshare downloads” which was redirecting to a different website. After 3 minuted the message changes and it was showing showing a “Hi” message.
techcrunch _hi_hacked
Now it changed again and it is showing “We’ll be back shortly”.
techcruch _hacked_back_shortly
The Techcrunch Owners and bloggers should take some step very soon. It does not appear to be a DNS hijack as all the DNS servers are showing proper values. It appears to be a server hijacking. Just my guess.

Update: TechCrunch is Back on Track!

Update: TechCrunch got hacked again. Appears to be a recurring hack! “We’ll be back shortly” message is shown again!

Update: Also a weird message is shown on one of its post! Check the following screenshot:
techcrunch_useless_fucking _hack

Update: TechCrunch is up again! But some of the post pages are not opening.

Update: Every link is working now!

Update: TechCrunch has not recovered completely! The About Page shows a funny message. Check the ScreenShot.

Update: Now most of the Static pages are showing 404 errors! and the Home page is showing the the earlier “We’ll be back shortly” message!

Update: All the Static pages as well as the Post pages along with the Home Page are showing the Same message! “We’ll be back shortly”

Update: A message is posted on every page saying:
“Earlier tonight was compromised by a security exploit.
We’re working to identify the exploit and will bring the site back online shortly.”

Update: Techcrunch is back and all the pages are loading properly. I hope this will be the last update!

  • ksbnok

    Oh man! It was historic a website getting millions of visitors each day is hacked…. now wordpress has to again review its security issues n close the specific loop hole that caused this….

  • Ramkumar

    Is TechCrunch using WordPress platform for their blogging, I thought they have made a personal platform for them, as far as best of my knowledge they are not using WordPress.

  • Rohit Sane

    @RamKumar: Its wordpress platform!

  • MostlyBlog

    yes it’s working now

  • Jimmy Burnett

    TechCrunch getting hacked isn’t really big news. In fact websites getting hacked is so common now everyone is used to it. You just expect to get hacked… :-)

  • Agent Deepak

    Huh! No one is secure.

  • Steven Briggs

    You missed one of the screens…I’ve put it up for your viewing pleasure.

    My screenshot shows a specific URL, but I saw this page on the main page as well.


    Thanks for sharing your timely update.

    I also mentioned your blog to my blog regarding this post.


  • sudharsan @ technoskillonline

    its good to hear that it is back again

  • Anish K.S

    Shocking news :(, its my favorite blog

  • Lee | UseGet

    That’s really scary. I faced the same problem last month as my blog got hacked by France hacker but managed to recover again. Be careful of hackers.

  • blinkky

    I see many sites got hacked these days…

  • Ruchi

    That’s really bad news. But glad it is back again. We all need a poewrful security tool for WP, every now and then I came across hacking news. :(

  • Beth

    Wow this sucks… kinda ironic though; one of the most popular tech blogs is hacked…
    I mean, aren’t tech people suppose to be keen on this kind of thing?

  • S.Pradeep Kumar

    Man.. online world is really not secure.. I’m really worried about my blog and social media accounts.. ! :(

  • Pubudu Kodikara

    If some one can hack a big site like TechCrunch….. what about us???? better be careful…. thanks for the news bro!

  • Rohit Sane

    Its a chock that such a great and popular website can get hacked too…But we must stay as much secure as possible and try our best to avoid such a calamity.

  • rajesh

    As the popularity of and website increased the chances of getting hacked also increased.

  • anil

    That’s really scary. I faced the same problem last month as my blog got hacked by France hacker but managed to recover again