Porn Hack on my Flickr – Because of DIGG?

I don’t know how this has happened, but one of my friends has emailed me a shot he took of my page (verified by others) that shows that some of my preview pictures have been replaced by VERY strange substitutes.

I’ve had several photos on Digg lately, something that I noticed has increased traffic dramatically. That, combined with the Bloggies nomination, has over 250,000 visiting my blog per month now.

Digg has also brought over 200,000 views to one of my pictures and well over 75,000 views to a few of the other shots too.

It may be possible that someone from the Digg has some kinda Flickr hack that replaces previews? None of this was there before the recent Digg stuff… so it is a possible culprit. I don’t really know…

Some people say that it was a random Flickr error – although I think it is strange how the porn picture happened to be on the one entitled, “All He Will Have is Memories”, which is actually a picture of some drunk UT dude jumping off a click into Lake Travis in Austin.

Porn Hack on my Flickr - Because of DIGG?

Here are some of the recent shots that have been on DIGG in the past 2-3 weeks. None of these have been hacked…

Fourth on Lake Austin

My Kinda Town

The Veins of Bangkok

Oh, and while all this Flickr Porn stuff has been going on, my wife has hardly noticed because she is completely addicted to the new Virtual Villagers game. Click below to try it out… it’s great fun.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Neil

    It is more likely that the person who sent you the screenshot has been “hacked”
    There is a lot of “scumware” out there that replaces images in websites as they are rendered on the local P.C. Normally this is used to “cover” other people’s adds or images, with something that the scumware author wants you to see. It would have been interesting to see what happened if he clicked on the image, as he would probably have gone to some other site!
    Your friend should try running ‘adaware” to see what he has installed.

  • No, actually it’s database wonkiness as explained on the flickr blog. You should scratch that title to prevent misunderstandings.

    Those aren’t the only photos on Flickr either (the Iceland battleship and Chernobyl cometo mind).

    I was meaning to contact you about doing an email interview. Would you be interested?

  • Trey,

    What baron said. flickr has had lots of cache problems lately which are resulting in the linking of random (and often unwanted) images to the wrong user.

  • Kakaze

    This didn’t just happen to you…I know at least one other person (http://cmpriest.livejournal.com/817315.html) who had the same thing happen as well. Her pornographic substitution was much more graphic.

  • Neil

    OK.. I was wrong 😉

  • Hmm good feedback – I will check that out – thanks yall

  • zg

    I think this is a bug in the Flickr system. It happened to me the other day with the thumbnails of some pictures on my account.

  • Right, it was a flickr problem.
    http://blog.flickr.com/flickrblog/2007/02/crapola.html

    Now it´s all fine again. 🙂

  • Excellent teacher very good leaves post in my blog
    greetings

    http://www.pixmedial.net/blog/trey-ratcliff-fotografias-hdr

  • Pingback: all internal videos()

  • Pingback: daylesford accommodation()

Newsletter Sign Up

The most beautiful newsletter ever!