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#1 Curiousp

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 11:42 PM

Hey everyone, I joined Tumblr yesterday and I saw that some guy had liked my friend's video. I clicked his name to see his tumblr page, and was redirected to a strange site called gotoenjoy.com which had the title Tumblr Girls, which were let's say, not covered with much. I was not expecting this, as I am very careful with websites, and my Nod32 did not alert me to anything. I scanned with HitmanPro which found nothing and I am doing a scan with Malwarebytes. What could have caused this redirection? And am I in danger? WOT didn't block it because it was not rated and Nod did not alert of any malicious IP address.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:11 PM

I have limited knowledge of tumblr (i.e. I don't have an account there), but if he setup his tumblr page to redirect to an external site that uses the tumblr API (which it appears to do, see: http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/custom_domains), there is nothing suspicious about that.

The fact that...ahem..."questionable" material is shown there is irrelevant, although said material seems to be common on tumblr from what I've seen.

That said, you should always be suspicious of sites you've never visited before. If you click around enough, you WILL find malware being pushed somewhere.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:20 PM

Also, FWIW, the only suspicious-looking code I see on the page (Ctrl + U gives you the page source) is the JavaScript files which reference other sites, be they benign or not.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:25 AM

There is a hijacker at Tumblr.
He put up fake log in pages, offering adult content, iq tests...

Those redirect pages that you stumble across from time to time are hijacked blogs.
If you hit the (x) on your browser, and stop the page before it redirects, or check the cached content from google, you can see the real page.

There are several blogs at tumblr that have tuts posted on getting your hijacked blog back... restore http://staff.tumblr.com/post/380346543/theme-recovery is one of the easiest methods.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:51 PM

Thank you so much. I have reason to believe that nothing sinister has occurred as my blog is normal, and nothing weird happened after I visited the website.

Thank you for your thoughts and time.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

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