About two hours ago Freenode completely shut down due to a security issue: someone managed to log in to one of the servers as a privileged oper, either as lilo himself, or another oper that lilo has given priviledges to, and caused all the servers to go offline (probably via /squit).
Currently, I am not sure how this happened (though I have several theories on how, and by whom), but I would like to request that this never happen again. This is a very immature way to deal with Rob’s actions, and is not solving the problem. In fact, this is probably helping to undo all the work I’ve put into trying to help the community deal with Rob’s actions.
As much as I dislike Rob, and what he does, and how he abuses his position at Freenode and the PDPC for personal gain, stooping that low to take the entire network down is something that only an idiot would do. Honestly, I hope Rob finds you and has the FBI put your ass in jail.