Some people seem to be confused by what Roothack is so I wanted to start this post by explaining it a little bit. Roothack.org is hacker lab where we bring you multiple environments and levels that will teach you the basics of hacking, or exploitation if you will. We recently just facelifted the entire project and it is continuing to gain users weekly.
We've been working on this for quite sometime and we will continue to work on it for quite sometime. Some changes may occur, the site maybe offline line, from time to time, but we will do our best to keep things up and operation. This new system should be us a tremendous amount of flexibility to do just that. We hope you enjoy.
Hack3r has been getting quite a lot of hits lately and in the interest of future development we have decided to upgrade Hack3r.com to Drupal 7. We've removed a lot of the functionality from the website in the process that was pertaining to Roothack so currently Roothack is offline until further notice.
We've completely rebuilt it from the ground up so we can manage our Roothack content a bit better and we hope that people will enjoy what we are soon about to offer. For now, just stay tuned.
The sirens are being relocated this weekend for the new roothack.org, They should be back up by Monday the 20th
However, from now until Defcon they will be online and offline intermittently as we test our new hardware and infrastructure.
Soo, you might be wondering why Roothack.org is currently just a login screen.
We (eps, dbag, and myself) have been working hard over the past year to restructure and make Roothack.org a separate entity from Hack3r.com. The reason mainly being that they ARE separate. Roothack was supposed to be separate from Hack3r.com and for awhile we were not able to do that. Well, thats over, and were finally setting everything up on production. Over the next few weeks we will be testing setting up new games, adding teams, and playing the games.
The sirens are going to be down intermittently throughout the next couple of days as we prepare to update roothack.org. Hop in IRC, or browse the forums while you're waiting :)
Edit: They're up!
Welcome to the new hack3r.com. While it may seem like things have been getting slow to some, Hack3r.com and Roothack.org still see a combined average of 400 hits a day from all over the world. Which means people are still coming to us to get information and play in RH's only online game that is up at the moment, The Sirens.
Sirens will be up for the time being however I may turn them off from time to time to move things around and get ready for the new launch of roothack.org. As always, stay tuned.
The Sirens will be down for the weekend as eps and I do some much needed work on the API. :)