A Hacker Website I Clicked On, Doh !

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  1. Ben Pease macrumors newbie

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    While I was browsing another forum, a person had a link in their sig and it said something like "my new favorite website". So I'll take a look-see I thought to myself and I clicked on it. It was some virus, hacker website. Pop-ups all over the place of a shock image that I think is called "pillowfight". It was also automatically opening various applications and trying to send multiple emails to "jesuitx@gnaa.us", among other things. I force quit applications (It's amazing I even know how to) as soon as I realized what was happening. I then reset Safari.

    The site itself is "thankless.net". A google search for it lists only itself, the title of which is "lolastmeasure by abortion". I found that "jesuitx" name is mentioned in an article on wikipedia describing GNNA though : GNAA. Troll hackers.

    Please keep in mind that I'm a novice with computers. I've got a PowerBook G4 with OS X. Can anybody give me advice on my situation ? Is my laptop infected ? What course of action should I take now ?
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Ha! that was pretty funny. I visited the site. I'm not scared.

    Ok, for one thing I have some safari helpers installed, so it probably did some crazier things to you than it did to me, but don't worry.

    There are no viruses for Mac OS X. Your computer should be fine. Have you noticed anything odd with how your computer has been behaving since visiting?
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    holy crap, I didn't think that was possible, but sure enough, I went to that page and my Mac went nuts. Opened Adium, Mail, tried to mail some random people, opened Skype too. Weird...how can that happen?
     
  4. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I'll go back and try to look at the source code. It didn't do anything to me but try to open a few pop-ups (which can only open in tabs for me) and a voice kept repreating "i'm looking at gay porn"
     
  5. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    That site was messed up!!

    I know what you mean. To many explicit pictures on that site. It opened up terminal and was trying to connect to a server, iChat opened. Though my mail program didn't do anything. Whoever made that site needs to be taken out and shot!!

    Nuc

    edit: this would be a great website to send someone you hate at work!! :D
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    It's not too hard to do. I've used some of those tricks myself (for non-malicious purposes, of course!)
     
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  8. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Here's the source code of the website, looks like javascript and flash



    I don't think i know enough about web coding to tell exactly whats going on with it, maybe somebody else can explain.

     
  9. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    WTF, those images were not right. I had fun beating the spawn in new pages in Safari :D Although no apps opened for me, i guess i did not allow it to go for long.

    What i don't get is the code that opens the apps designed for mac osx?
     
  10. Ben Pease thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems fine, thankfully not crashing and such. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  11. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    It's calling to an external JavaScript file (lol.js). Open that file in your browser and you will see the JavaScript code.
     
  12. Vader macrumors 65816

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    I just tried it on my PSP. It kept popping up javascript boxes to open a new tab.
    (posting from PSP)
     
  13. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Well, that was annoying. Fortunately, my Indigo iBook 366 is so slow that I could close the windows as fast as they popped up... :eyeroll:

    All it is doing is sending your browser links like telnet://slashdot.org/ and callto://whatever/ and mailto://whatever@whereever/ ... nothing complicated or even all that intelligent. It's not a "vulnerability" and it's not something that can really be fixed without removing all the integration that we Mac users know and love.

    Even though I really wish that they'd fix the flash method of circumventing pop-up blockers...
     
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    It opens whatever apps are configured as your "helper apps".
     
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    Ooo.. I kinda wanna go, but don't want to at the same time.

    *shrug*

    Oh well.


    *click*


    ***UPDATE***
    AHH! MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!!!
     
  17. Doctor Q Administrator

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    If you know which member has a link to this site in their signature, please send a Private Message to a moderator.
     
  18. ajampam macrumors regular

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    I have question though....isn't this 'somewhat' similar to what hackers do....cant something like this open up our file folders and do whatever it wants with it? I am just asking because I dont not really know how this thing works....just wondering if any modifications to this can get into our personal data.......
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

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    "While I was browsing another forum" - so I don't think it's anyone here :)
     
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Of course, I could have been suggesting that members of THAT forum report the member of THAT forum to moderators of THAT forum, but no, I'm just up too late to read clearly. Yawn...
     
  21. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That is the single coolest site on the net. This is one to send my Grandad. :p
     
  22. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    I wish I stood to inherit money from my grandfather's death.
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    No, I think you misinterpreted that. :D

    Grandad's not that fragile, thankfully. :p
     
  24. Ben Pease thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oddly, I'm pretty sure that guy is a mod there. :eek: Haven't been back to that site since it happened.
     
  25. ajampam macrumors regular

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    Really!!??? :eek: :eek: What forum is it?
     

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