As Stated in the name of this article Anime News Network has been compromised by hackers. The exact details have not come to light yet but this was a fairly deep hack. We and others suspect someone who is an admin class user and had access to all the systems running the operation had their computer compromised by virus or malware. Passwords got compromised in some way, and the email system got compromised. Then DNS registrar was compromised. This might also fall to the hosts and the ANN site itself. The result was the hacker(s) took over various accounts on social media, DNS registrar , and a few other accounts. We will update this story as soon as we know more.