7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2009 8:00 PM by William Kucharski
Cindy Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
I went to a site this morning that I got out of the Yellow Pages for a Dr. Obviously it was not a Dr. The opening page said something along the lines of:

"yOu haVe JUst bEen sTolen" <--- or something close to that in that kind of spelling.

Kind of scared me and I do not have a clue what to do to protect my computer in that way.

Could someone please assist?

Mac Pro 2.66 5gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    you don't need to do anything. just close that page. nothing happened.
  • Cindy Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    Is that something you have bumped into before?
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,890 points)
    It's most likely that the Doctor's web site has been hacked, but you've no need to worry unless you specifically downloaded and installed something from that site.
  • Cindy Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    No, I didn't download anything. The site was blank except for that.
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    as William said, the site has most likely been hacked. but there is NO known mac malware that can infect your computer simply by opening a website. the only known mac malware you have to actively download, then open it by hand, then run the program inside by hand AND give it your admin password. it's clear from your post that you've done none of these things so you are quite safe.
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,890 points)
    Then you're fine.

    The Doctor, on the other hand, needs to have his IT people look into the issue or needs to fix it himself if he just had a neighborhood kid setup the site for him.
  • Cindy Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    Thank you!! Now I can sleep.