All hacked with Ransomware on Safari?

On March 4, I got a blue screen telling me to call the representative of Microsoft listed immediately to unlock my Mac Mini I was on Safari but all locked except the blue screen.  Then a record came through my speakers explaining that I have a serious problem and that he should not try to do anything about it until I called the number on the blue screen.  I was unable to do anything on Safari, but was able to open another browser through Firefox.  From there on, I was able to delete all backups time machine current and restored in early March 3.  Everything seems to work ok now, but today I saw an article by Palo Alto Networks, there may be a dormant malware that can resurface three days AFTER infection.  PAN also said that this attack tries to enter backups time machine to prevent which, in my view, that I did to restore control.  I'm not an expert by any means, but I have critical information that I can't afford to lose.  I heard that some have paid a ransom for similar problems.  I thought I was safe with Apple and my small business documents.  I doubt that this question was exclusive to me.  Any information on this topic or how to prevent it from repeating would be greatly appreciated.


The recent ransomware was limited to a certain version of the show, a torrent app. The developer has since published a clean version of their application. It would have shut up together on your computer, not just Safari.

You have encountered a website, appearing usually if you're in a shady site that locks Safari. All you had to do was Force Quit Safari and not visiting sites subject to this kind of popup advertising in the future.

By the end of 2012 mini Mac, OS X El Capitan 10.11.3; Apple Watch, 38 mm silver AL, Watch OS 2.1; iPad 2 Air & iPhone 6 + iOS 9.3

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