Appleinsider.com hacked?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by GodWhomIsMike, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    Was Appleinsider hacked? When I try to navigate away from their page, I get a pop up with a pornographic advertisement trying to keep me on that site.

    Using Firefox 3.6.15 on OS X 10.6.6. So, it's not the typical Windows virus/Trojan.
     
  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, but it appears that you've acquired some kind of malware/virus.
     
  3. GodWhomIsMike thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Their page seems to be compromised. When you go there, it tries to load all sorts of background crap and advertisements.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I tried both, Safari and Firefox, and neither of them had issues. No pop-ups or extra adds.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm not having the same issues as you. Google chrome, pop-ups are enabled of course to test the site.
     
  6. GodWhomIsMike thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I just tried it, and the same thing happened to me. Like you I'm using Firefox 3.6.15 on OSX 10.6.6.
     
  8. Phil A. Moderator

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    No problems here. I guess it could be a rogue banner ad that some people are having delivered and others aren't
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The site works fine for me on Safari. One thing to check is your DNS servers. For more details, read the "Why am I being directed to other sites?" section of the following link:
     
  10. BrowseTooMuch macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here...

    I experienced the same annoying popup in Google Chrome 10.0.648.134 on Windows 7 Ultimate N 6.1 (Build 7600). :mad:
     
  11. adam8797 macrumors newbie

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    Still happening

    I have been reading there awhile and now these messages are appearing... very strange... google chrome 10 mac os x 10.6.6
     
  12. tron1971 macrumors newbie

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    Yep just happen to me to on Google Chrome.
     
  13. Crimguy macrumors newbie

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    Me too. Chrome on 10.6 imac. I think it's related to a malicious banner ad, but I'm not an expert.

    At least it was advertising something useful :rolleyes:
     

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