Mashable.com seems to be Hacked!

Mashable.com did not open on my Computer, So I just checked out the Twitter Search whether was it down for just me or there were many others like me facing the same problem. To my surprise, there were a lot of people like me, who were not able to open Mashable.com

After about 2 minutes, all of us started seeing a message saying “Error Establshing Database Connection

Now, The message has dissapered but a blank page is opening when we try to open Mashable.com
Mashable Hacked
It seems that the Hacker Group called Gnosis who has taken credit for Hacking into the Gawker Email Accounts has done the same to Mashable too. Mashable seems to be Hacked!

I will keep you updated regarding what happens to Mashable! Stay tunes as this post will be updated.

Update: Mashable.com seems to be back. Lets wait and watch if there was any Database error!
Mashable back in Action

Update: The Community Manager & Social Strategist at Mashable, Mr. Vadim Lavrusik confirmed that Mashable.com was not hacked! It was just facing some downtime issues.
Confirmation from Mashable

Sorry for the False Alarm guys!!

  • http://www.sosheo.com Sosheo

    Just checked and mashable looks to be back, any further info on what happened?

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Rohit Sane

    @Sosheo: I will update this post with further information when I get to know more about it… As of now, there is no update from mashable!

  • http://Mashable.com Vadim Lavrusik

    Hi all, we were just having some downtime. We weren’t hacked.

    Cheers,

    Vadim Lavrusik
    Mashable.com

  • http://www.almostlikeeverything.com PR@ AlmostLikeEverything!

    It is up right now , but what made you think that it was hacked?

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Rohit Sane

    @Prashant: It was down for about 30 minutes!

  • http://hiswat.info Siva

    Yes.. Even I was seeing the downtime. Was going there to see how the byline containing Tags looks ..

  • http://www.sheeptech.com Vincent Chow

    Even some of the largest sites with CDN and heavy backups do face downtime at some point. I don’t remember Mashable dissing 4chan, Gnosis would probably leave them alone.

  • http://zeeis.me zee

    how stupid to assume it was hacked!

  • Annkur

    Super bro, aur falao sansani. batorlo traffic :D

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Rohit Sane

    @Annkur: There was a lot of buzz on twitter regarding this.. So thought or writing a post ASAP!