Just about an hour ago while I was writing the post regarding Aqua Timez 6th album, I was checking on my Taiga and noticed some abnormalities. The first one I noticed was the abnormal episode count 9001 of Dragon Ball. Then I saw some other anime like Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu affected as well. I decided to do some inspection on the website of MAL itself because it concerns me, one of the users there.
After browsing the forums, I finally found a topic opened by a user who also noticed the abnormalities—or let’s say, the “glitches” caused by a harmful entity outside MAL. Then I opened my Taiga again to check my completed anime. The number of anime affected surprised me. Judging from the topic title, it seems this isn’t the first time that MAL was hacked. I personally didn’t witness the previous instances of hacking, since I am not as active nowadays as I used to be. So this incident caught my attention
and concern ehem.
The manga database is okay at the moment, but I can’t ignore the possibility that it might join the plague, too, if MAL security continues to be like this. Good thing that the site has backup data. I hope you find something else to do than harm the peace of the community
Keep it up, “super hacker”.