I recently encountered a concerning situation involving a USB drive, and I'm seeking guidance on how to proceed.
I used an older computer to extract photos from a DVD and transferred them onto a USB drive. However, when I plugged this USB drive into my Mac, I noticed that all the files on it had been changed to .lnk extensions. In a moment of panic, I immediately removed the USB drive.
Additionally, I found a file called
Given my limited knowledge in information security, I'm hesitant to reinsert the USB drive and further examine its contents. I'm not sure how to properly handle this situation, and I'm concerned about the possibility of malware being involved.
Any recommendations and help on how to secure my Mac and if possible restore the data would be greatly appreciated!