Anime streaming service Crunchyroll hijacked to distribute malware

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Popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll was recently hijacked by cybercriminals yesterday, with visitors being prompted to download software that was infected with malicious code.

Crunchyroll's Twitter account on Saturday tweeted a warning to its followers, telling them not to access its website. According to a report by Kotaku, the malicious file in question is named 'CrunchyViewer.exe.' Executing the program would apparently install a fake svchost.exe file.


The streaming service explained that the website itself was not hacked. The attack was supposedly DNS hijacking, a method where cybercriminals can forcibly redirect a site's online traffic towards alternative servers that will deliver fake web pages to otherwise unsuspecting users. The app was also unavailable for the duration of the attack.



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XboxPosted:

The weebs are getting some clout when their out here getting jacked

FamousPosted:

This is really funny to be honest.

StarJayPosted:

This is so unfortunate for the users that were steamer in that time frame...

FibrilPosted:

Yeah I seen this on their website the other day. Something about their cloudflare being jacked and redirecting to another server. Luckily I wasn't using the service at the time.