1.    03 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 159
    Windows 10

    OT: Loveworm scam

    Thought I'd report this incident, in case it's more widespread.

    My browser is Firefox and one of the many extensions is called Tab Mix Plus. I haven't visited the TMP Forum for a long time. (Maybe never on this new Win 10 PC which is now 10 months old.) I did so this morning to post a question and I clearly used a bookmark which is now no longer valid: [removed by admin]. (Haven't tried it again since, so BE CAREFUL.)

    It was immediately hacked (redirected), with the following page displayed:


    A continuously looped audio track was played:

    "Critical alert from Microsoft. Your computer has alerted us that it is infected with a virus and spyware. If you close this page before calling us we will be forced to disable your computer to prevent further damage to our network...."

    The page and Firefox were frozen so I exited via Windows 10 Task Manager.

    I'm still trying to find what caused it, probably a PUP, downloaded with some other genuine program when I was less careful than usual during the installation procedure.

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2.    03 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,031
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Please do not ever post infected links on any of our sites.
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  3.    03 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,868
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    That is nothing serious, something (a script) has downloaded into you temporary files and ran. Clean your browser's cache (CCleaner) and that is it. I have tested TMP forums, nothing is there, the link is just an empty warning. I was able to close the webpage just fine via Chromium based browser, including the nasty webpage afterwards.
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  4.    04 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 159
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, appreciate your testing it.

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  5.    04 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 750
    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Please do not ever post infected links on any of our sites.
    If you use the extension Thumbnail Zoom Plus on Fx you can hover above the link and it won't open the infected page, but opens an enlarged image. If it's an image, not if it's the page
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