While using Facebook, I clicked on an article about healthful recipes to open in a new tab.
There were two overlapping windows in the center of the page which I could not close without clicking the Cancel button on the top most dialog box.
The main page background looked like a Microsoft support page.
The message boxes referred to some type of unusual behavior.
I did not really read any of it because I knew it was fake and malicious.
I could not close that tab.
I'm using version 28.5.2 (64 bit) with MX Linux 18.3 and Mint 19.1
I was using MX Linux at the time of the attack.
uBlock Origin was deactivated for Facebook. Don't know why I did that.
The firewall is activated, but no special settings.
I do not use any antivirus with Linux.
Since I have the browser set to start with the previous session tabs, the restart just went to the same page.
I deleted the sessionstore.js file and also the backup.
Also deleted the last (2) saved sessions for Session Manager add-on.
Here are the two addresses from Pale Moon history:
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Name: Microsoft Official Support Location: http://web-mc53374.xyz/Call-for-Security-Issues1-888-351-4222/call-now2/ Name: Official Support Center Location: http://web-mc53374.xyz/Call-for-Security-Issues1-888-351-4222/
What can be done to block or prevent this type of attack?
Do you have any suggestions?