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Is thehackernews.com a legit site or was I tricked? Malware/hack?


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#1 leon_redfield

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

Hello everyone. I was reading an MSNBC news article about hacking to which they linked to this site. Stupid me I clicked it and it was loading a lot of crap. I closed the browser, but it opened up like 3 times everytime I tried to close it before finally closing...It wasn't pop ups either. The site itself was opening back up.

Did I just get hacked? And why would MSNBC freakin' link to it? Btw, here's the news article, (legit, it isn't malware or anything):

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/05/24/6706778-hackers-stupid-sony-so-very-stupid

They have the link in there and now I'm paranoid...I did two different virus scans, one using Malwarebytes, another with Symantec. Neither found anything. So what happened? I appreciate any help.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:05 PM

If you have had no problems since rebooting your machine, and your Malwarebytes and antivirus runs clean, you are probably OK.

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