Registrants, Significant progress has been made toward a full recovery of the Eurek Alert!
Some 300,000 news releases in our historic archive, dating to the site's inception in 1996, have been safely migrated into the new system environment.
With these improvements, and as a first step toward the complete re-launch of our science-news service, we are optimistic that we can bring all public pages back online tomorrow.
The integrity of our content and the security of our registrants' login information remain of paramount concern, and we have therefore made the difficult decision to postpone the re-launch of our restricted-access sections until we can ensure that registrants' usernames and passwords as well as our journal partners' embargoed materials will be fully protected from cyber-threats.
We do not yet have a date for this step, but we will communicate it to you as soon as it can be confirmed.
Reporters and public information officers have been profoundly inconvenienced by this cyber-attack on Eurek Alert!
, and we apologize for the continuing disruption in your efforts to communicate science to the public.
We will be contacting journals featured on Eurek Alert!
to offer our any assistance possible in getting press packages to reporters and responding to media requests this week.
The press packages will roll out to reporter-registrants on time tonight, via e-mail.
For the institutions and journal publishers that contribute so much newsworthy content to our website, we will provide an appropriate complementary extension of all annual subscriptions, to reflect the current loss of service.
We pledge to continue working diligently to restore Eurek Alert!