When I submit browser-based login credentials to my website, if the submit is successful, several *.png files start getting retrieved from a random server. For e.g. requests for http://legitsite.com/a.png are instead requested from http://xxx.xxx.xx.xx/legitsite.com/a.png. xxx.xxx.xx.xx is clearly a malicious entity inserting itself into the request. This behavior is observed only when accessing my website from one particular computer. I've used 3-4 other computers with no such issue.
Malwarebytes detected no malware on the comp. After I cleared my browser history and cookies, the behavior disappeared.
Does this mean that hijack attempts can reside in a browser, perhaps even in cookies? The problem might have disappeared but I am unsure whether merely clearing browsercache might have done the trick.
Pointers or links to reading material would be appreciated. I am not sure even what keywords to search for. Thanks.
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