Tumblr is claiming that the random posts appearing on the blogging site are due to corrupted data, not hackers.

A spokesperson from Tumblr said, “Earlier this morning, an infrastructure failure lasting roughly 15 minutes led posts created in this window to become corrupt. No data was lost, but this has been causing inconsistent behaviour for these affected blogs. Our engineering team is working quickly to correct the situation.”

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The company also tweeted that work was being done to repair “an issue causing incorrect posts to appear on a small number of affected blogs.”

According to users, incorrect posts are still appearing on their blogs and they are unable to delete them. Tumblr have not provided a time frame for when this problem will be resolved.

The random posts have ranged from pornographic images to random messages. Some posts are just downright bizarre, with one user reporting that a picture of a vacuum cleaner had been posted on his blog.

If you have been affected by these strange goings on, tell us about it below.

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SOURCE: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/tumblr-hacked-blogs-swamped-with-porn-and-vacuum-cleaners-1174748