Community managers all over town are dealing with what probably feels like the end of the world right now. We just logged onto our dashboard and discovered that quite a few Tumblrs–most prominently the Verge, as well as USA Today and the Daily Dot–seem to have been hijacked. Your dashboard, like ours, is probably being flooded with this charming message:
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.
It goes on in that vein, suggesting emo Tumblr users drink bleach and die.
The language of the post seems to indicate that it’s the work of hacker group “Gay Nigger Association of America.” Plus, here they are on Twitter:
3,800 unique tumblr users (and counting) show their support for the GNAA: tumblr.com/tagged/bronies
— Gary Niger – GNAA (@Gary_Niger) December 3, 2012
Betabeat has covered their antics before.
This is a breaking news story and we’ll update as we learn more.