Anime News Network Hacked

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Ancient anime news site Anime News Network has been hacked by an unknown assailant, rendering the website’s original domain unusable, an event perhaps triggered by one of the site’s reviewers negatively criticizing one of the hacker’s beloved shows…

In addition to their original domain, the website’s email was also hit by the villain but staff have ensured that their servers were not compromised, endangering none of their user’s personal information – a “temporary” alternative site has been opened in the meantime.

The original Anime News Network site has been left in a rather sorry state with the time and date on display:

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Twitter accounts linked to Anime News Network have also sustained damage and staff are currently hard at work attempting to fix things, with theories as to why the site was attacked have ranged from the culprit being an attention-seeking script kiddie to an attack performed in defense of an ANN maligned franchise…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ITT
    >>comments say ANN is shit.
    >>can't suggest a better site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The implied idea is to stay with san-com as your anime site.

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    Comment by Tentai
    04:33 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I use both daily. They don't share the same news.

    Comment by Anonymous

    This is an anime site? I just come here to masturbate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The non-porn posts are here for you to peruse during your refractory period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only thing I can say about ANN is the forums there are cancer. Stage >9000 cancer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    All forums are cancer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Life is cancer. We're all going to die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally I think ANN's reviews are shit. But I haven't found any better place for actual anime-related news. So I still go there, but I...

    well, I was about to say I don't read the reviews, but sometimes I do. Because I've found that if ANN reviewers think a show is shit, I'll probably love it; and if ANN loves a show, I'll probably think it's shit. So they're actually a fairly good barometer for me of which shows to check out.

    Although I still don't read the reviews by the female reviewers, because they'll always bitch about fanservice being so demeaning to all those strong empowered independent women who don't need no man so there. God that got old several decades ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They are majority populated by SJW. Their reviewers do not represent the sample of animedom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The vast majority of Western anime viewers complain about the same things their reviewers do, so they are representative of the community.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, the vast majority of Western anime viewers *who complain*, complain about the same things their reviewers do. That doesn't mean the vast majority of Western anime viewers complain. A lot of us just watch, enjoy, and -- imagine this -- don't bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @10:42 - Amen.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:29 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't mean you have to eat shit, just because there's nothing better around. Sometimes starving is the better option.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And nothing of value was lost

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've been wanting to replace ANN as my "go-to" site for news related to anime & manga because I can't stand how moronic the reviewers are. You guys say there are other, better sites which are also faster regarding news. Care to recommend a couple?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 11/08/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Reviews like "anime chick is being sexaulized. Anime gets a 0 out of 5 for objectifying women." are just fucking retarded. I don't want them shoving their shit down my throat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. The ones who see sexualization and objectification are the ones sexualizing and objectifying.

    Other people don't care.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'd give MyAnimeList a try. Even if it's just in visual appeal, they're way better than ANN.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Tho MAL forumers can be super toxic

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds MALicious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    animemaru is a pretty good site, it's news and accuracy in reporting can't be beat!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    MAL is overated, use it as an encyclopedia, but stay away from the forums.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:37 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah that advice works everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Stay away from the forums" is a useful advice. So useful it works on 99% of the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    sankaku not so far. the news here are full of sensationalism and negative brainwashing. most of the reviews here are super entitled, nothing its good for them ever. every review at the end always have some kind of bad conclusion. never take any opinion from here well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I haven't touched a forum in years. Maybe when I'm super old and have fuck all to do I will but I'm happy with Twitter or other comment sections where you can just leave a comment without much effort to sign up, like here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. The only good bit of ann left is the encyclopedia. Unfortunately, it still is the best news aggregator around compared to the rest. Other than those two, the rest is sucky. Especially the SJW-run reviews and editorials.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >SJWs involved in anime
    Why? Don't they know that Japan is still a racially homogeneous borderline Fascist country with a conservative culture?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No. No they don't. They seem to expect that a completely different country with a completely different language, history, society, religions, etc. will still conform to THEIR expectations of 'what is right'.

    It's a different culture. The ANNanites don't really get that. They're insane.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    For news it's the best. There's no way around it, unfortunately. Their database is also excellent. The only ones that come even close to it are My Anime List and anidb (which also list groups and releases).

    That's it. There's no other reason to browse that place (although it's a reason enough to go there at least once a week to read the headers). The reviewers are such imbeciles that I cannot even call them retarded, they are way worst than that. The only guy who really knows his shit there is Mike Toole, the rest of the guys are morons pretending that their opinion matters.

    The forums are a mix of circlejerking and random trolls triggered because their anime got bad reviews, but they don't even do it gracefully. To troll is an art, and to be an efficient troll you have to be knowledgeable in the subject in question, but most of them know even less than the reviewers. Most of the reviews in that website and the forum comments are literally a waste of bandwith.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Meh, anidb has the databases and none of the bullshit...

    Going on and on about shit like forums and reviews showcases that you probably want "Waifu anime central, now with latest dub news and community forums/comments for everything!!!" to begin with...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do you read the reviews an articles? Who gives a shit what some SJW retard thinks about an anime? Just watch the anime and make up your own mind about it. By reading their reviews and articles you're just encouraging them to write more.

    I have AAN's news added to Feedly because sometimes has some useful news, and the database is also useful. Aside from that, it's trash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. Reviews aren't gonna be as accurate to your tastes as checking it out yourself. Ditch the middleman, take the plunge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have some good reviewers that turn in an honest day's work and occasionally come up with an inspirational observation here and there.

    For my money this is more likely about their forum moderators, some of whom are genuine assholes. I haven't been there in years and I doubt it has improved since then.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:33 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any place that got moderators that do more then remove spam-marketers will be shitty. That's why Voat and Sankom are so cool.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I just use crunchyroll

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thus why you should upgrade your website/server's security once in a while...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see anybody asking the most important question,
    so I guess I will have to ask it.

    WHAT was the show that ANN criticized so harshly?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Regardless of how good or bad ANN has become, they could still remove the bad page after the hack, reset all access and place a temporary offline page... unless they consider the hacked page an improvement...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 13/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    ANN is still a thing? I haven't been there in like.. 5 years

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can understand why some people don't like the forums at ANN: because the mods don't let them talk shit about other people. Frankly, I prefer it that way. I visit anime forums to discuss anime, not trade insults.

    And I always find it amusing when people bitch about how reviews are terrible just because they (gasp!) actually dare to deviate from that person's own opinion. Now, if the reviews were actually poorly-written in a technical sense or had lots of gross factual errors, then that's a different story, but in my experience 90% of the complaints about reviews have nothing to do with that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What I especially hate about sites like ANN is that they're full of underage idiots wrapped up pin new age politics or new anime fans that are too young and stupid to get works like, say, those of Go Nagai. Can't wait until Devilman Crybaby airs so they can get upset about its portrayal of a hermaphrodite. Even better will be if and when Devilman Lady gets a new anime and they can cry about the portrayal of transsexuals.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'd like them to sit through Urotsukidoji and see the Nazi death rape machine. They'd lose their brainwashed little minds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tgis is their chance. Choose a new leadership and make ANN great again!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are some better sites that either give more news, or give the news faster?

    Comment by Anonymous

    You don't need news about anime. Every season download first episode of everything, watch what it is and if you like the artstyle, if yes, watch the episode and see if you like the content. Delete everything you don't like. Congratulations, you have just accomplished making up your own mind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of us don't have that much time.

    Frankly I've come to trust the advertising blurbs associated with anime more than reviews. The blurbs are trying to sell me on watching the anime, while reviewers always seem to have some other agenda to push.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I blame the hacker known as 4chan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If an idiot otaku could hack it so easily, obviously it was never even properly secure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Define so easily?

    When did they start? How many Attempts did it take?

    Who is the person and how much experience do they have?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Russia, obviously.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:40 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, you're arguing semantics. I can do that, too. "properly secure" means impossible to hack. I mean, you can't argue something that someone still could hack is properly secure, could you? That would be a pretty shitty secure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like 1 step above script kiddies, brute force password searchers, and things like "Get them to dl this program" shit that tech support scammers or kids that dl'ed a trojan would do...

    Stop kidding yourself..

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    Comment by Chen-04
    19:07 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Security is hard, not impossible. So hard, lots of people decide not to bother.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There's no such thing as impossible to hack. If there were there would be no hacking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're clearly talking to the hacker, see how much he knows about their security.





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