On March 25, 2019, we mailed to our clients links to Rep. Ilhan Omar's speech at CAIR's 23rd Annual Banquet in the San Francisco Bay Area,
and an article regarding September
11, 2001 (9/11) and the duty of Muslims.
Traffic to our website, TWF.org, immediately
About a week later, April 2, we got locked out of our Apple computer, stored passwords were
missing; mail and other account settings were messed up. It took us about four days to get
back up. We still don't know if more damage has been done and is yet to be discovered.
Apple technicians recommended MalwareBytes to possibly get rid of the malware or virus.
MalwareBytes found and deleted OSX.Genieo and a genieoinnovation installer
(see image below).
Genieo Innovation is an Israeli company, specializing in unwanted software which
includes advertising and user tracking software, commonly referred to as a potentially
unwanted program, adware, privacy-invasive software, grayware, or malware. Its
co-founder and chief executive officer is Sol Tzvi.
MalwareBytes is an American Internet security company. Its co-founder and chief executive
officer is Marcin Kleczynski.
"Genieo is listed as
malware in Apple Inc.'s XProtect anti-malware service," -- built in to all Macintosh
computers running Mac OS X Snow Leopard or later.
Alan Sabrosky -- former Director of Studies at the United States Army War College's
Strategic Studies Institute -- and others believe that 9/11 was an Israel Mossad--PNAC operation .
Steps taken to limit damage
April 2, 2019: Changed password at financial institution
April 6, 2019: Netlflix sign in from Sfax, Tunisia, changed passsword
April 6, 2019: Contacted SSA online to add "extra security"
April 7, 2019: Security freeze at TransUnion and Equifax, Experian unable to freeze, require more info
April 7, 2019: Phoned VISA computer hacked, damage undetermined
Darina Stavniychuk, "How to remove Genieo
malware from Mac," macpaw.com, April 16, 2019
Mikey Campbell, "Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats
for first time in 2019, report says," appleinsider.com, February 11, 2020
Lucian Constantin, "5 top threats from 2022 most likely to strike in 2023,"
csoonline.com, February 22, 2023