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.
ATTENTION ALL CRUNCHYROLL USERS!!— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) November 4, 2017
Please DO NOT access our website at the current time. We are aware of the issues and are working on it!!
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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