What was the timeline of the Bitcoin Unlimited Hack as of 2017-March and where was it in the code?

I’ve been trying to follow the Bitcoin Unlimited hack timeline (2017-Mar) and there seems to be conflicting stories on both sides. It’s obviously to confuse the 3rd party into finding the truth. My main questions are:

  • When was the exploit discovered and by whom?
  • When was the fix issued after the discovery of the exploit?
  • When did the hack occur to knock out over 700+ Bitcoin Unlimited nodes?
  • There were reports of these 700+ nodes going offline and then within a few hours, it all came back online. If this is the case, how does one conclude that these 700+ nodes are controlled by a few people?
  • Who are the main characters on both sides in this hack to affect news stories and perception?
  • Where was the hack in the code exactly?

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