Today Malwarebytes users might have noticed, that a popular image sharing website Imgur has been blocked by anti-malware software.
According to Malwarebytes:
The identity of the attackers or their motivation is unknown at this time, however it’s likely a group of angry sub-internet dwellers utilizing a flaw in the code of imgur rather than employing the use of a botnet (which is the traditional approach) or an army of equally angry users.
Imgur has since released a statement letting folks know that the bug in the code has been patched and that current visitors should be fine.
The code allowed cyber attackers to:
- Transmit your passwords to attackers
- Become a piece of a giant DDoS
- Constantly load ads that pay attackers
- Request edge load-tier child pornography from a honeypot without your knowledge
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