Feelings-sharing platform Tumblr is currently being bombarded by a massive worm that spreads a hateful anti-Tumblr message, and a notorious internet trolling organization has claimed credit. Happy Monday!
First of all, if you're a Tumblr user you should probably stay away from your dashboard and Tumblr.com for a while. The worm is a post that looks like an innocuous video post, but simply clicking it or visiting a link to an infected blog can cause the worm to take over your account and spam your friends. Tumblr says it's aware of the post and is working to fix the issue.
So far, thousands of Tumblr blogs have been spammed, including popular tech blog The Verge. The worm appears to be the work of the notorious internet trolling organization the GNAA, the same organization that convicted iPad hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernherimer was once president of. You can check out their surprisingly vast Wikipedia page if you need to know more.
The attack may have been centered on the vibrant community of Bronies, adult fans of My Little Ponies, on Tumblr, since all the infected posts have been tagged with "Bronies." A few weeks ago, the GNAA launched a "War on Bronies" which has since encompassed hacking the livestreamed premier of an episode of My Little Ponies mid-show, much to the dismay of the geeks watching. According to the War on Bronies press release: "My Little Pony is a Jewish plot to eradicate the human race by brainwashing males into believing that sexual relations with animals are O.K." Happy Monday!
Here's the message the GNAA left on thousands of unwitting Tumblr Users' walls:
\Dearest `Tumblr' users,
We have taken the liberty of upgrading your (rather tasteless, we must say) blog to our premier GNAA Deluxe Gary Niger(pictured to the left) Signed Edition! This is in response to the seemingly pandemic growth and world-wide propagation of the most FUCKING WORTHLESS, CONTRIVED, BOURGEOISIE, SELF-CONGRATULATING AND DECADENT BULLSHIT THE INTERNET EVER HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF FACILITATING. However, we do not believe you are beyond redemption! All you have to do is DRINK BLEACH AND DIE YOU EMO, SELF-INSISTING, SELF-DEPRECATING, SELF-INDULGENT EMPTY HUSKS OF HUMAN BEINGS. REPEAT AFTER ME: I WISH I WAS PROFOUND, BUT I'M NOT! I WISH I WAS ORIGINAL, BUT I'M NOT! I WISH MY IMPENDING DEATH WAS OF ANY CONSEQUENCE, BUT IT IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT!Your last chance for redemption hinges upon your death; your death which was most fortunately prescribed by your most unfortunate birth. Fret not, dear emo, your death will be regarded as a sacrifice to humanity; to die a martyr is a glorious death, and will likely be your highest contribution to society.
SHOUTZ: LITERALKA - DOLPHIN/DZL - BERRY/BRR - RORY - INFID3L - INCOG
P.S. Attempting to delete these posts will delete your tumblr account ;] But, by all means, go ahead!
Update: An interview with the GNAA about the hack.