Over the past few hours, it has come to light that hackers have been using Imgur to push out malicious code to GIF lovers (and mainly 8chan users) across the globe.
So, are you infected? Potentially – but with issues like this you’re always best to take the safe bet and take the recommend precautionary measures, even if you think you’ll be OK.
What to Do:
While Imgur is the source of the issue, there are some steps you can take to make sure you are safe.
- Definitely clear your browsers local storage – follow this great guide.
- I also recommend enabled click-to-play, to stop any malicious flash code running locally, without your knowledge/permission – here is a guide for you on that.
- If you have an Imgur account and haved used your Imgur password on other services, I would definitely recommencement changing them, since Imgur’s servers have been compromised there’s a small chance they could have access to login credentials (borderline paranoia..)
- Do not visit 8chan
It’s also worth saying that Imgur are aware of the issue.
@GranPC Hi there, thanks for bringing this to our attention, we're currently working on a solution.
— Imgur (@imgur) September 21, 2015