What you need to know
- A number of popular subreddits have been vandalized with Trump 2020 messaging.
- Reddit says an investigation is underway "related to a series of vandalized communities."
- It appears compromised moderators may be the source of the attacks.
Reddit is investigating a number of hacked subreddits that were vandalized with pro-Trump messaging.
As reported by The Verge:
A spokesperson from Reddit told The Verge that it was investigating "a series of vandalized communities." According to the statement, Reddit believes the source of the attacks "were compromised moderator accounts" and is "working to lock down those accounts and restore impacted communities."
As the report notes, the full scale of the attack is unclear, but a list on the Subreddit drama page lists more than 50 accounts including:
According to the post, redtaboo has verified that "none of the accounts that were compromised had 2fa enabled at the time". In a Reddit moderator post the company said:
Reddit says it has since started messaging affected communities.
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