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Hacker worm burrows into Tumblr blogs

A software "worm" evidently unleashed by hackers burrowed through Tumblr on Monday, defacing pages at the popular blogging platform with a vitriolic, expletive-laden message.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Dec 06 2012, 11:02 IST
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A software 'worm' evidently unleashed by hackers burrowed through Tumblr on Monday, defacing pages at the popular blogging platform with a vitriolic, expletive-laden message.



A hacker group going by the acronym 'GNAA' claimed responsibility for the diatribe, which dismissed most of what bloggers shared online as worthless.

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'We are aware that there is a viral post circulating on Tumblr,' the US-based company said in a terse message posted at Twitter.'We are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible.'

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Tumblr reports that it is home to 83.2 million blogs that jointly attract about 18.2 billion page views monthly. High-profile Tumblr blogs defaced by the worm were said to include those of CNET and The Verge.

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First Published Date: 04 Dec, 15:33 IST
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