Updated: Rumor: The Lord of the Rings Online Database Server Compromised
We contacted Turbine earlier today but the developer was unavailable for comment. Until we hear something official from Turbine, this remains a rumor. We'll update you when we have more.
Thanks to Kruis for the tip.
Update: Turbine has posted an update to The Lord of the Rings Online Facebook page explaining that they have identified a potential issue in the forum system and have taken them offline as a precaution.
We have identified a potential issue in the forum system. As a precautionary measure we have disabled our forums while we investigate. We will bring the forums back online when we complete our work. We thank you for your patience.