Yep, could be. Testing, probing, looking for weaknesses, or not. Just some random malware got out of hand or some kid fucking around in his parents basement. Whatever/whoever it is they sure picked a hell of a dissemination motivator. I mean who doesn’t want more followers right? Look how popular I am. This is great, I am great, who cares if they real or not, they love me. Nobody gonna get too pissed off about that are they? Besides me of course.
And when Medium tells me something like that I will stop bitching and moaning so much.