Crunchyroll is Back Online After a Malware Attack
Visitors to anime streaming service Crunchyroll were greeted with a prompt to download malware this morning, prompting the site’s owners to take it offline while they resolved the issue. After going down for several hours, the site has resolved the issue and is now back online.
The site’s official Twitter feed sent out a warning just after 9 AM this morning, warning people not to access the site, and said that they were working to resolve the problem.
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!!
According to Kotaku, users were prompted to install a file called CrunchyViewer.exe, which contained a malicious file. The site announced that its app wasn’t affected, but that the site was taken down to fix the problem.
Several hours after the problem was first noticed, the site tweeted out an all clear, saying that the site was back online.