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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

By Trace Hagan from Dec 3, 2012 @ 17:02 CST

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.


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!


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