In an NMR interview with hacker group GNAA, “interim President” “Leon Kaiser” told NMR’s Jeff Klima: “We plan on furthering our ‘anti-blogging’ agenda. While I’m not at liberty to fully disclose what we have in store, WordPress and Disqus are two entities that we have big plans regarding.” Turns out those “big plans” also included Tumblr.
You may remember the GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America) from their “Sandy Loot Crew” hoax that forced several media outlets to issue a fair share of retraction letters.
The group’s latest “media experiment” is currently tearing Tumblr to shreds through the use of a malware program knows as a worm. The attack has infected Tumblr sites such as USA Today, the Verge and the Daily Dot. As of now, over 8,6000 Tumblr users have been hit by the worm.
The post below first appeared on OhMyGodAnyway.tubmlr.com and quickly spread to anyone who clicked it.
In the aforementioned interview, Kaiser explained the aims of the organization as “having taken a strong ‘anti-blogging’ stance in the past few years in particular”
So, why was Tumblr the target? NMR reached out to Kaiser, and he had this to say to us:
“Tumblr is a website whose employees, we have found, put the safety of their users second to their revenue. Instead of hiring competent, dedicated staff, they hire part-time programmers who can’t even defend against the most basic of security issues, such as XSS. It’s just sad.”
Tumblr has also released a statement on the hack:
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.