Don’t Click! Malicious Phishing at uuchurch.org for iPhone/Apple Users
Note: This has been fixed. Please see Update on Phishing Hack.
University Unitarian Church was recently made aware of an attempt to coerce visitors to our website into installing malicious software on their mobile Apple devices, e.g. iPhones. When you visit uuchurch.org, regardless of what browser you use, a pop-up may appear that takes you to a page warning you of a security threat to your phone and asking you to downlead software to make visiting our site safe. (This only happens if you point your browser to “uuchurch.org” and not if you point it to “https://www.uuchurch.org.” The “s” at the end of “https” stands for “Secure.”)
This is an attempt by hackers to get you to click on their website and download software that will most likely attempt to collect personal data like credit card numbers or bank account information. We are working with our IT company to get this addressed, but in the meantime, we are asking that you do not click on any pop-up that appears when you visit uuchurch.org. If a window like this does open, please close it immediately.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to address this issue.
You may see pop-ups that look like the below. Again, don’t click on anything in the pop-up; just close the browser window.