Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Earlier today TechCrunch was hacked. When opening the homepage, instead of the actual homepage for TechCrunch it showed a white page with a link to a site for RapidShare downloads called http://dupedb.com/ (I would suggest not to open then link).
A few minutes later, MG Siegler a.k.a. Paris Lemon confirmed that TechCrunch is having some issues and is temporarily down.
Keep an eye here for further updates.