If there's a TSUK mod about, could you please comment here so I can update this post about the status. Thanks!!
Last night tsuk was being deleted and reopened, all surrounding communities were also deleted. It has become evident that accounts may have been hacked, tsuk_feedback is back but the other comms are still gone! Please read on:
update from TSUK mod pachuca_ from last night
no idea. but definately not me thats done anything, and rosie isnt online and as far as i know, she would have no idea whats happened otherwise she would have text & the only other person who has access is harri.
maybe lj is just playing up?!?
UPDATE (taken from comments of previous update post) Rosies account could have been hacked (and with that, all other mod status taken away from the other mods); unfortunately because rosie has been ill over the past week or more she hasn't been online regularly to see this. pachuca_ has contacted her by text to let her know. Luckily, like journals, communities can be reopened within 30 days and still have all the information. If anyone wants to add anymore info here please let me know :)
Oh, tsuk_feedback is reopened as that was in claires name, so please carry on looking after your transactions there. I would hold off selling/buying until this thing is sorted out just to give the mods a break! 2ndhandland is still open if you have something you desperate need to sell/buy :)
This is Rosie here ([info]steelmagnolias). I'm commenting with my boyfriend's LiveJournal account because anonymous posting isn't allowed and my own journal has been hacked so I am unable to comment any other way. I e-mailed Claire earlier today to update her with what I've done, I'll just post a brief summary of what's going on here, feel free to copy and paste this anywhere :)
Basically what's happened is that someone has gained access to my Hotmail account (the account originally used to register my LiveJournal) and thus has managed to reset/change the password on my journal, as well as the password for the Hotmail account. I think they have also changed the "secret question" thing. This person has also attempted to gain access to my Gmail account (both my own, and the tsukmods account) and has failed. As you know, as well as gaining access to my LiveJournal, they have also deleted it, as well as the accounts that I have maintainer access for.
This has happened to me before, last time it happened, LiveJournal told me that I had to first get access to my Hotmail address back before being able to reset my password. I did have other e-mail accounts linked to my LJ, but unfortunately it would seem whoever has tampered with my account has removed these and I am unable to reset the password through any of those e-mails.
Just to let you know what I've done already: I've e-maied Hotmail technical support to verify my identify as the owner of my account. Last time this happened they reset my password, no problems. I e-mailed this morning but haven't heard anything yet, I shall let you know as soon as I do. As to where to go from there, I should then be able to reset the password for my LJ, undelete my account and undelete the communities that I maintain. I'm hoping it'll be that simple, fingers crossed.
I have no idea who has done this utterly malcious, pathetic thing, but I'm confident that we will be able to resolve these issues so hopefully if people could just be patient and sit tight, we'll have the community back soon. :) Just though I'd pop on to tell you all this, like Claire said unfortunately this couldn't really have happened at a more inconvenient time (I've been pretty ill with shingles - adult chicken pox) and so I haven't been online that much.
I've update this post, and deleted the other, mainly just to keep catxfight tidy and to allow more people who wake up this morning to the lack of TSUK to see this. Feel free to comment here though!!! I'm not stopping your comments or anything :)