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FIXED: Malware content warning

  1. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    I felt like I needed to get this out there. I was just looking at one of my hubs over twenty minutes ago when Norton Virus blocked an Exploit kit virus. Apparently, someone from Russia (I did a reverse IP check) tried to hack my computer. I figured I would warn you guys, even though I might have been just unlucky. The Russians must really hate us...

    1. Joseph Renne profile image74
      Joseph Renneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I do not understand? Did Hubpages give you a virus?

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As Simone mentioned, there is another thread going for this issue.
      It seems to be related to a rogue ad and we are working to track down the culprit.  If you have example of Hubs where you are seeing the malware warning, please let us know in that thread.

      You can find it here:
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/107643

  2. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    @ Joseph. There was a virus hiding in one of my hubs. Somebody from overseas (managed to trace it back to Russia) had apparently planted a virus there and as soon as I clicked on my hub, my anti-virus system picked up on it and blocked it. I'm not sure if I explained it well, but it was somebody that WASN'T HubPages that tried to give me a virus.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Who was your cyber-interloper - will you say?

      1. writinglover profile image83
        writingloverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        At this point, all I can say it was some Russian from the Russian Federation.

        1. Alastar Packer profile image82
          Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Lost the complete address - just wanted to compare, it's ok. Russia based malware attempt, eh. The last massive spammer attack on HPs originated from China if not mistaken.

  3. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    China...why am I not surprised? *rolls eyes*

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HP did a good job of weeding them out but lots got through- it was really nearly overwhelming for many.

  4. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    Just got attacked again. Different IP address, but it was still from the Russian Federation. I clicked on another hub and everything was fine until two minutes later, Norton Virus blocked another virus. Come to think of it, there is a Russian version of Google called Yandex. I actually had that show up on my viewing stats on two hubs. I really don't want to delete my hubs (or worse, start a new account) because of these idiots.  Thoughts?

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No Yandex domain here yet. Techie HPers should have plenty of advice soon - hopefully anyway. My immediate thoughts are it'll pass and if the anti-virus is doing its job stay the hand on any deletions etc.

  5. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    Hopefully, because I've been having a lot of horrible thoughts... sad

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They're probing the defenses - the warnings are coming up on some others hubbers stories off the e-mail. Steady as she goes my friend.smile

      1. writinglover profile image83
        writingloverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the encouraging words.

  6. George Greene Jr. profile image60
    George Greene Jr.posted 4 years ago

    I got a virus the other day from a hacker that almost killed my laptop! It said it was from the Department Of Justice and claimed I had child porn on my computer! but I could reboot my computer for a fee of 300 dollars! I was able to rid myself of it by logging in via safe mode and doing a system restore.
    The scary part is they had my cable company and my Server ID! So I had to change all mypasswords and my administrators code! This is a tricky one so be careful!

    1. writinglover profile image83
      writingloverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah. Turns out that Russia is not exactly happy with the U.S at the moment. Since when were they ever with the U.S? They are trying to prevent U.S parents from adopting their children as retaliation. Don't really know if there are cyber attacks on us and if they are really related.

  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    I would ask HP staff about this one as I can't see how the Hubs can be part of the hacking attempt and this sounds like it is directly related to your computer. In my experience Malware is usually successfully removed with one scan of 'Malware Bytes' (free version). I use it all the time and it is one of the first programs I load on to any new computer (along with AVG free Anti-Virus). These two programs are all you need to protect yourself, just remember to do regular updates and regular scans. Note that 'Malware Bytes' frequently removes Spyware and Malware that other programs fail to find or remove.

    1. writinglover profile image83
      writingloverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I thought about that possibility, but the only webites I visit II, gmailare like yahoo nd gmail. I was just sitting and looking at my hubs when I was attacked. As I stted in my first post, I could've been unlucky.

    2. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's what I thought at first, but then saw the thread and warnings on others domains off the e-mail. Some good info there Misty -will definitely look into Bytes. Could the attacks be G Chrome exclusive?

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I honestly don't know on that one Alastar, but reading the thread it now does sound like in this case it may be an HP problem, although I haven't experienced it myself yet. It is still truly worth getting Malware Bytes though as it solves most types of Malware problems you might ever encounter..

        1. Alastar Packer profile image82
          Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Apparently it is and very interesting if indeed only coming through Google Chrome. Massive Sino-spammer attacks, Russian malware hackers on Christmas Sunday - out of left field but darned if cyber-warfare training doesn't come to mind. I know, but it's an intriguing thought maybe.

  8. Amanda J Rose profile image90
    Amanda J Roseposted 4 years ago

    I was reading a Hub today and a Malicious Attack window popped up...I just closed out the window I was in. It said there was malicious code in the website, which was Hubpages...I am sure they a will be catching this stuff and correcting, won't they?

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely Amanda, HP is good at this once they're aware. Good timing with the malware attempts on Christmas Sunday when the engineer techs are probably off, eh.

  9. Joseph Renne profile image74
    Joseph Renneposted 4 years ago

    I have not seen anything yet. been hopping around. i did have a login problem today but i think it was on my end.

  10. midget38 profile image91
    midget38posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the warning.

  11. ESPeck1919 profile image91
    ESPeck1919posted 4 years ago

    Actually, today I was checking traffic, etc, and noticed that my hub on shadow people had a violation saying that it had a link with a history of malicious activity. It was just a link to another hub about ghost hunting, so I think there may be to the whole hacking thing, but it looks like hubpages has started catching on that there's something going on.

    1. Isabel Melville profile image87
      Isabel Melvilleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Same with me. One of my hubs has a malware warning, and the suspicious link is to a hub by our very own Simone Smith.

      I am ignoring it for now, hoping moderators will not unpublish my hub seeing as it is obviously a problem on site.

  12. Bopi-Cheppu profile image87
    Bopi-Cheppuposted 4 years ago

    writingglover, thank for bringing up this virus problem. Even I am facing malware warning from Google chrome for all my hubs and forcing me to close the pages abruptly.

  13. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Heads up- this is a known issue that Matt has addressed in another thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/107643#post2292927

    I recommend stopping by that thread for more updates!

    1. writinglover profile image83
      writingloverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Will do. Thanks!

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