This, as you may have gathered is the result of the lack of security on the 3As. Beo ensured the members that nobody would be able to decipher the code.
As you can see that is another example of being somewhat loose with the truth. The security breach was not caused by anyone outside the forum. This happened from the inside.
They do not want you to know this but it's true. The forum was not hacked, this is no 'bug' in the installation. Someone deliberately left this information exposed to anyone using the internet.
My advice, trust nobody.