This morning I got a phone call from my friend, NYC illustrator Ed Steckley, who informed me my website was acting strangely. It was insisting on installing a program that his anti-virus software was jumping up and down and yelping about being a very naughty program. I couldn’t even open the website at all on my Mac.
If you visited my website from about 8 am this morning until about 12:30 pm, and you clicked on any dialogue balloons asking for installing a program of some kind, please run an antivirus software scan on your computer right away. I don’t know how malicious that code was, but it isn’t something you want to have on your computer even if it is just a prank.
Apparently the hacker got access via one of my FTP accounts, which I have since deleted and probably will not use again. There are a lot of free or low cost large file transfer services that work very well from any computer that seem to be a safer solution than allowing anyone access to the files of you website. Better safe than sorry.
I apologize to anyone who is inconvenienced or ends up wasting any time as a result of this foolishness.
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