Hackers Launch Attack on Tumblr, My Little Pony

Hackers have taken over thousands of Tumblr blogs, including those of The Daily DotThe Verge, and CNET, according to a report by TheNextWeb. The anti-blogging group GNAA is using a viral post to spread a worm to more than 8,600 unique sites and counting, according to a group member’s Twitter page.

GNAA stands for Gay [N-Word] Association of America. The internet-trolling organization has reportedly launched the attack on the “bronies” Tumblr tag in protest of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 3,” an animated children’s series that is also a cult favorite among adults.

A Tumblr spokesperson told reporters, “There is a viral post circulating on Tumblr which begins “Dearest ‘Tumblr’ users.” If you have viewed this post, please log out of all browsers that may be using Tumblr immediately. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible. Thank you.”

See the post below:

Users are advised to avoid Tumblr until the issue is resolved, but BuzzFeed has some good advice for people who wish to inspect the damage anyway: ”If you log out of your Tumblr account, you’ll be able to view infected blogs without consequence.”

Image by Albert Ziganshin via Shutterstock. 

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