Boxee forums hacked, devices offline

Boxee is a popular HTPC (Home Theatre PC) software, recently acquired by Samsung, and many people have it installed and hooked up to their living room TV.

Now, their forum has been hacked:

boxee-forum-hackThey are running the popular vBulletin forum software. It’s still unknown how ”Shadow_Haxor” gained access to it. The main website is hosted with Heroku and seems to be unaffected.

There are also some reports on Twitter that the Boxee devices can’t connect to the Internet. Apparently, Boxee devices tries to ping ”ping.boxee.tv” to check if they are online or not. Failing to do so will disable the Internet features of it.

 

 

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