There appears to be a worm impacting many Tumblr websites, defacing pages with an identical message.
The message, was posted alongside an image of a man and the logo of a group called the “GNAA”.
The “GNAA”, the Gay N***** Association of America, is an association of internet trolls that seems to have a particular delight in winding up bloggers with racist posts.
At the time of writing, Tumblr does not appear to have said anything about the problem. However, many Tumblr users have turned to other social media outlets to share their concerns that they have been hit by a worm.
For instance, news website The Verge told its readers that its Tumblr had fallen victim to the hack:
Yes, our Tumblr appears to have been hacked. We're taking care of this — and we recommend staying away from those nasty links.
— The Verge (@verge) December 3, 2012
The hack is still being investigated, and we’ll update this article as we find out more. In the meantime, however, we would recommend that internet users do not visit Tumblr sites -…
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