If you’ve visited Cyclelicious anytime Friday through this morning, your PC may be infected with Malware.
Several hosting providers — including mine — were hacked yesterday, and this attack continues through today. Cyclelicious, along with probably hundreds of other blogs and websites, are victim to this hack.
I’ve cleaned the malicious code from Cyclelicious, so this should be safe to browse again. I feel very badly about this, and I’m looking to see what I can do to prevent this from happening again. I’ve been unhappy with GoDaddy’s service lately with poor uptime and performance, and I pay money specifically so I don’t need to deal with security issues such as this.
The hackers injected code into several webpages that redirect your web browser to automatically download Malware — in this case, I believe the malware installs fake antivirus software that extorts money from their victims with incessant popups telling you your PC has been infected. Even if you see no obvious signs of malware, you’ll want to run a malware scan.