April 6, 2019
The Wisdom Fund

Our Computer Disabled, Apparently by Genieo Innovation -- an Israeli Company

by Enver Masud
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,, immediately picked up.

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,", April 16, 2019

Mikey Campbell, "Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats for first time in 2019, report says,", February 11, 2020

Lucian Constantin, "5 top threats from 2022 most likely to strike in 2023,", February 22, 2023 back button