“Dearest Tumblr User” Worm Spreading Spam on Tumblr, Seen It? Then Log Out Of Your Browser [UPDATED] December 3, 2012Posted by Edwin Ritter in Trends.
Tags: Social Media
Be careful out there as some Grinches are out to get you.
According to a report by The Next Web, there’s a hack making its way through some prominent Tumblr blogs, including The Verge and CNET.
Along with the spam on the pages itself, users are getting a popup message that would scare anyone’s mom. Trust me, we get these calls all of the time: “Should I click this?” In a word…NO.
Here’s a statement issued to us by a Tumblr spokesperson on the matter:
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.
They’ve also tweeted on the matter, which you know…is the new official press release:
Since a lot of us use Tumblr on a daily basis to keep us
informed distracted, then…
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