So apparently Steem has been attacked.
It appears that Justin bribed some exchanges to take customer funds, power them up to vote for witnesses that then hard fork the network to undo the soft fork to remove steemits stake.
In reality it may have been two attacks happening one after another. First an attack against Steemit, followed by an attack from Steemit with the help of exchanges that used customer funds.
I am interested to read your thoughts and useful links that explain what happened.