New hacking attempt?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cheeryble, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. cheeryble macrumors regular

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    Hi there

    a friend sent a link to a movie about Tony Blair

    https://gomovies.co/movie/the-killing-of-tony-blair/?watching=CSLgieMzuc

    I don't have reason to believe it as a fake email like a phishing attempt as this is the sort of political link this friend might send.

    A screen appeared, and I pressed go without even checking the website.
    Here is a screenshot of what it then jumped to:

    Screenshot 2017-07-19 23.56.34.jpg
    I did not press OK, I rebooted as pressing OK was the only way out of that page
     
  2. blackdogaudio macrumors regular

    blackdogaudio

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    The link you posted is genuine, however, the screenshot is clearly a scam site trying to pass itself off as Apple. Email that screenshot to reportphishing@apple.com

    For future reference, no web-based entity (Microsoft, Apple, etc) would ever know your computer has an infection of any sort nor would any company email you requesting your password to your account on their server (it's their server and they can access anything you have stored on it in most cases without your assistance.)

    If you get a suspicious pop-up like that in Safari in the future and can't close the browser, simply force quit Safari and then reopen Safari while holding down the shift key on your keyboard.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201276
     
  3. cheeryble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanx Black Dog.......xlnt answer
     
  4. blackdogaudio macrumors regular

    blackdogaudio

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