Weird Happenings: moot Sells 4chan to 2chan Jap, 8chan Fake ddosed by Imgur

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
September 23, 2015

What the hell is a 4chan?
What the hell is a 4chan?

Well, these are strange days.

moot just sold halfchan to a Jap.

Wired:

One of the web’s weirdest and most influential sites has been sold. Today 4chan founder Christopher “moot” Poole announced that the anonymous image sharing site 4chan, which he created when he was just 15, was acquired by Hiroyuki Nishimura. Nishimura is best known as the founder of the Japanese site 2channel—one of the original inspirations for 4chan. You can read our 2008 profile of Nishimura here. Poole stepped down as administrator of the site last January. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

“I met Hiroyuki in 2011 and we became fast friends, bonding over our shared passion for creating and managing online communities,” Poole wrote in a post on 4chan. “He is one of few individuals with a deep understanding of what it means to provide a digital home for tens of millions of people for more than a decade. There is nobody more qualified than Hiroyuki to lead 4chan, and I can’t think of a person better suited for the task.”

The question here is: who cares?

Does anyone use this site anymore, other than terminal weeboos and people who care about sports?

I haven't even heard of halfchan since that whole luggage lad Jewess cuckold thing.
I haven’t even heard of halfchan since that whole luggage lad Jewess cuckold thing.

I am more concerned about how imgur is being used to fake ddos 8chan.

Motherboard:

A previously unknown vulnerability in the popular photo-sharing site Imgur was recently exploited in an apparent attempt to hack users of the internet message board 8chan—an offshoot of 4chan—via images posted on Reddit.

According to several analyses, the bug allowed anyone to hide potentially malicious JavaScript code inside images uploaded to Imgur that would run when viewed. Such a bug could have potentially been used to hack millions of users, but in this case, the attacker only targeted those specifically visiting 8chan.

It’s not clear what the malicious code—which appeared to do little damage when run—was ultimately meant to do.

Multiple users on Reddit and 4chan first spotted the attack on Monday, which Imgur confirmed on Tuesday. The photo-sharing site also said it had patched the bug. Alan Schaaf, the CEO of Imgur wrote on Reddit that ”serving JavaScript code from our i.imgur.com is now impossible.”

According to one analysis, the attacker—whose identity and motives are currently unknown—uploaded several images containing malicious code to Imgur, and then posted those images to Reddit’s 4chan subreddit.

When viewed, the images then loaded a malicious Flash file—a “trippy Pikachu animation” hosted on 8chan—which was invisible to the user.
That flash file then ran more JavaScript code, which modified the user’s browser, so that whenever the user visited 8chan, it would ping a command and control server controlled by the attacker, according to Reddit user ItsMeCaptainMurphy, who wrote an analysis of the attack.

The server didn’t issue any commands, but, potentially, the attacker or attackers, “could have had full control over anything done or seen on 8chan by infected users,” ItsMeCaptainMurphy told Motherboard in an online chat, allowing them to steal login credentials, for example.

“Basically, someone exploited a vulnerability in Imgur to inject code into your browser, to then exploit a vulnerability in 8chan, to then inject more code,” Jesus Higueras, a game developer who reported the attack to Imgur, told Motherboard.

It’s not clear why the attack was so convoluted, or what the attacker hoped to achieve, but some theorize that the goal could have merely been a denial of service attack, since the Flash file was also programmed to cause more load on 8chan’s servers, according to security researcher Darren Martyn.

This is incredibly bizarre.

Hopefully we can get some comments explaining theories about this. I haven’t personally had time to draw any type of conclusions, other than that this was pretty creative.

Hell breaks loose - and where are the cyber police?
Hell breaks loose – and where are the cyber police?

I’m not sure the part about exposing 8chan users to malicious code is even true or how that could possibly work.

Here is the 8chan thread about it.

Hotwheels is – quite reasonably – requesting financial compensation from imgur.

It is very strange how all these types of weird things are now happening all in a row.

New catchphrase of the Daily Stormer:

It is very strange how all these types of weird things are now happening all in a row.

This will now officially replace the Daily Stormer’s old catchphrase:

What else are they allowed to do?

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