Topspin Community Forums Hacked
UPDATE: Topspin executives tell Hypebot that only its Vbulletin-based community forum was hacked in what appeared to be a general attack on Vbulletin rather than on Topspin. No data was lost, but rather when the decision was made to switch to Zendesk, there wasn't a way to migrate the previous community forums. More info here. Our original post:
Popular direct to fan platform Topspin was hacked recently, according to the company's Brad Barrish, who says they had patched the software and re-launched it, only to have it go down a few days later. Topspin's community forums were the target of the hackers and "instead of continuing to play the cat and mouse game, we made the decision to centralize the community on Zendesk," according to Barrish. Along the way, however, a great deal of data was lost.
"The bummer is that because there isn’t a way for us to migrate the previous community forums over," said Barrish. "We have to start over." Members of the Topspin community are being asked to contribute to the new forums.