Tumblr has confirmed that a post circulating across the blog network is infecting users with malware that automatically re-posts the offending post to users blogs, thereby infecting more users who visit those blogs. As Tumblr stated in a press statement sent out to TPM and other reporters:
There is a viral post circulating on Tumblr which begins "Dearest 'Tumblr' users". If you have viewed this post, please log out of all browsers that may be using Tumblr immediately. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible. Thank you.
Tumblr's official Twitter account
also warned users to say away from the network while the problem is being fixed. The source of the infection, as reported by Buzzfeed FWD
, appears to be a post from the hacker/trolling group GNAA
that reads as follows:
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!