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Tumblr affected by worm, hackers say they warned Tumblr weeks ago

Tumblr spam worm was produced by GNAA after they reportedly reported the bug two weeks ago

Trace Hagan | Dec 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm CST (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

Hackers have ravaged Tumblr with a worm that is going around posting a spammy message. It's important to note that no accounts have been compromised by any hack, just that Tumblr has a flaw in it that allowed this worm to run around posting spammy messages.

Tumblr affected by worm, hackers say they warned Tumblr weeks ago |

The GNAA has taken responsibility for the worm and spam message that has been showing up all over Tumblr. The GNAA is an online trolling group who like to "crapflood" blogs and mess with media organizations for entertainment. The GNAA spokesperson spoke with Gawker and explained that they had warned Tumblr of the bug weeks ago.

"We contacted Tumblr about this weeks ago and nothing came of it. This was a serious issue that needed to be fixed. Someone would have done a lot worse than just posting a message over and over if they didn't fix it right away..."

Tumblr fixed the issue earlier this morning. Were you affected? Let us know!

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:30 am CDT

Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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