Bitcointalk forums hacked, Bill Cosby pimping new CosbyCoins™ to all the members. (Forums DOWN)
This is by far the most hilarious thing to happen in the official BitcoinTalk forums, ever.
Someone hacked the forums and injected some code that, among other things, causes a bunch of Bill Cosby popups, simulates uploading of a wallet.dat file, changes all avatars to images of Bill Cosby, and even changes the word Bitcoin to Cosbycoin.
You can see the hilarity yourself by going to the forums and waiting about 5 seconds for the comedy gold to flow.
Here’s a sample of what’s going on.
Better fix this right away!
Forums have been shut down for several hours now.
EDIT: I just got an email from one of the admins “Sirius” that this was mostly likely another Adobe Flash exploit.
We’re looking to the incident right now. We had to take the site offline to protect any further malicious activity. Luckily it seems like a simple Adobe Flash exploit, and we’ve cleaned up most of the offending code and .swf files.
The exploit he was referring to had this information from Adobe’s site.
This vulnerability (CVE-2018-COZPOP) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected server. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in certain website forum software, delivered as an emoticon or “smilie” in the forum software. At this time, Adobe is not aware of attacks targeting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode mitigations would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing.
Make sure to browse safely guys.