Thursday, December 23, 2010

Feline Public Service Announcement

VIRUS ATTACK


Our good friends Wally, Ernie & Zoe, The Island Cats, had a problem at their blog yesterday. As soon as we visited their page in the late afternoon, our antivirus program went nuts and up popped a fake site offering to scan our computer. Of course, Mom didn't click on the link but immediately ran a full scan on our computer. Turns out we'd been infected with Mal/FakeAvJs-A from their page. Luckily, she was able to remove it and our computer is OK.

Now, we know our friends are completely innocent 'cause no one in the cat blogosphere would EVER deliberately do this to anyone. So we talked to their Mom and she said their blog hosting site, GoDaddy, had problems with hackers. She fixed their page and it's OK to visit now.

Just to be safe though, we recommend anyone who visited The Island Cats yesterday update your AV program and run a full scan.

14 Comments:

At December 23, 2010 6:45 AM, Blogger Ayla and Iza, said...

We use a Mac, but we will check it ta be sure we cant infect a PC! Thanks...

 
At December 23, 2010 7:18 AM, Blogger ML said...

Fanks fur posting this, it should help a lot of us cats out.
Love & Purrs,
KC

 
At December 23, 2010 7:23 AM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

Once again, we're really sorry this happened. It appears the problem occurred yesterday afternoon and we got it fixed as fast as we could. We hope no one else got a bug.

 
At December 23, 2010 7:51 AM, Blogger Raymond and Busby said...

We visited the Island Cats in the morning, and had no problems. We think in general all of us blog-hopping cats should keep our anti-virus stuff updated unless we are using a Mac. Happy Christmas Eve eve!

 
At December 23, 2010 8:35 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We did not have any problems but will start the scan just in case!

 
At December 23, 2010 8:53 AM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

We saw their comment on the CB and when we visited, they were okay. That is very scary for all, especially for them, because -- well, if it happened to us, how would we fix it? We are very glad they were able to take care of it and hope GoDaddy isn't hacked again.

 
At December 23, 2010 9:16 AM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

Thank you for the info. We keep our AV set to scan pages we open.

 
At December 23, 2010 12:11 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Thanks for the info. We haven't done much visiting the last few days because our mum isn't feeling so good and also our internet keeps going down because of iced up overhead lines. We will run an extra scan anyway just to be sure.

 
At December 23, 2010 1:55 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dem hackers is bad, bad, bad! We is using AVG and dey is furry good. Speedy wants to know if Misty would like to come over and play wif some of da new fevver butt mousies he stole, er, found. heehee

 
At December 23, 2010 2:14 PM, Blogger Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that is so terrible for the Island Cats to be hacked like that. We didn't get a chance to visit much so we missed it but it just stinks that it would happen - why do people do mean things like that to other peoples blogs. WE are glad that they got everything all fixed and hope it doesn't happen to anyone else!

 
At December 23, 2010 6:25 PM, Blogger MoMo said...

Thanks ++. We did visit but nothing happened. But will start a scan right away.

 
At December 23, 2010 6:28 PM, Blogger MoMo said...

Yikes, we left without wishing you all a Happy Christmas. That's what we were coming for in the first place. SS is getting pre-senile dementia.

Happy Christmas and an even better New Year!!!!

 
At December 23, 2010 9:00 PM, Blogger Fin said...

Scary! Thanks for the PSA

Happiest of Holiday Wishes to all of you!!

Fin & Mom

 
At December 23, 2010 9:19 PM, Blogger OKcats said...

Oh my goodness, the poor Island Cats! We all know they would be the last people who would ever want anything like that to happen! Thanks for the PSA. We've been meaning to update our Norton but have procrastinated. It's being done now!

 

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