2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2013 10:27 AM by Meg St._Clair
Tracy P Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I went to a trusted site I've been using for several months & immediately a message popped up across the top of page saying "hacked by" which was followed by the name & it was not the usual homepage.  I'm now terrified someone has stolen my details. This is the first time this has happened to me.  I was on the same site 10 minutes previously on my laptop without any problems.  Please can anyone advise me what to do?

 

Many thanks Tracy


iPad
  • 1. Re: Think I've had my iPad hacked into?
    poikkeus1 Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    I've experienced the same thing; some website will display supposedly "confidential" information - that's possibly already available online.

     

    Many firms have access to this kind of information; it's just something of a shock to have the information displayed on your computer, for no rational reason. If there's good information to be gained from this, it's that most computer users aren't even aware that this kind of information is available to millions of users.

     

    You can do things to limit this kind of access, but remember that things like "cookies" can also make more an easier shopping and browsing experience.

  • 2. Re: Think I've had my iPad hacked into?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    It was most likely a pop up ad designed to frighten you into buying some security software. Of course, they are pointless on iPads.