Tumblr is currently being attacked by a mammoth worm that spreads a hateful anti-Tumblr message, so, if you see something on your dashboard about ‘emo kids’ and ‘suicide’ and ‘bleach’, do not try and click on it. The infamous online trolling collective (GNAA) Gay Ni**er Association of Americahas claimed the credit for infecting Tumblr.
The group found out a way to self-propagate posts on the huge social blogging network and within a few hours, the worm had infected more than 6,000 blogs, according to a GNAA member identifying himself as “Leon Kaiser,” the group’s “head of public relations.”
“The guy who found the bug messaged me about six hours ago, and we went live just under three hours ago,” Kaiser said. “We started with one post on a brand new Tumblr blog, I sent the link to a few people, and it went from there.”
"Well, it looks like we've reached nearly 6,000 unique users affected... Never expected it to get this big."
Here's the worm-ridden, ranting message the GNAA left on thousands of innocent Tumblr Users' walls:
Tumblr has claimed that it's aware of the post and is working to fix the issue.
We are aware that there is a viral post circulating on Tumblr. We are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible.Thank you.— Tumblr (@tumblr) December 3, 2012
The worm is a post that seems like a safe video post, but just a single click can cause the worm to take over your account and spam your friends.
GNAA has previously launched multiple high-profile hoaxes, including one this November, when they trolled journalists by pretending to be looters on Twitterin the wake of Superstorm Sandy. You can check out their surprisingly vast Wikipedia pageif you need to know more!
Today, in an interview with Gawker, a GNAA associate claims that Tumblr knew about the exploit earlier! Cautionary Warning: Just try and avoid anything you see sourced to the (GNAA), at all costs!