Crunchyroll’s Website Hijacked and Downloading Malware

Crunchyroll has had their DNS hijacked, which directs visitors to a false homepage that auto-downloads malware that will wreck havoc on your computer’s hard drive. Crunchyroll is advising people to avoid visiting their website until they fix the issue.


According to various Reddit users, the malware is Trojan Horse file disguised as an update for Crunchyroll’s video player that features Goku on the promotion.

If you open the downloaded file, your computer will be infected with ransomware, which holds your data hostage by encrypting your hard drive. It’s a nasty virus with only a few fixes – including paying the people that forcibly encrypted your data. Here is an online guide of what to do if you are having this issue.

The little bit of information available points to a DNS hijacking, which means your credit and personal information is safe as long as you don’t run the malware.

We’ll update this article as new information becomes available.

Update: Crunchyroll has Tweeted that it’s safe to visit their site now:

Aaron Magulick
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.
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