question re: opened spam attachment

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by christy., Jan 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    Yesterday I opened an e-mail from a friend, click on the attachment & it was a Webpage to the Fat Loss Factor. I even clicked a link on that page (please don't judge) ( :

    After reading up on the subject I am more informed now, however,
    I received and e-mail from the same friend today, this time I marked it spam on gmail w/o opening it or the attachment.

    Then I received an e-mail from Apple stating I had "logged onto iCloud from my Iphone5".... I don't remember doing this.. so, I just changed my Apple ID and password.

    Is there anything else I should do?

    My friend is aware that her account has been hijacked.

    Thank you to anyone who can help!!!!
  2. macrumors 603


    Did you input any data from your iCloud account on the link you clicked?

    If not it is just mere coincidence and now you changed your iCloud AppleID and password you are OK.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    I didn't type in any bank info for sure, but I can't say with 100% certainty, that I didn't type in my e-mail address, which was my Apple ID. And I do not remember going on icloud at all.

    Are there any other steps I should take?

    If you click on a spam attachment and the link on it like I did, should I change my e-mail address altogether?

    Thanks for your time ( :


    No, didn't enter any icloud data!
  4. macrumors 603


    If you click on a link but don't enter any data like email it is almost 100% sure not to have a negative effect, most are just advertisements.

    I do suggest though to have Firewall on and disable Java in Safari's browser preferences, untick Jave, NOT Javascript.
    You can read more about this here: Mac Virus/Malware FAQ - Mac Guides

    You changed your AppleID and password now, you are OK, but read that page for safe browsing, and no I do not think you are a fool, we all start with making mistakes, as long as you learn from this it's Ok.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    Thank you so much for your help and kind words. I will be reading up on that link.

    Thanks again!

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