Total noob here trying to learn more about linux, computers, and hacking in general. I attempted multiple different ways of getting kali linux to run on my computers. I tried putting kali onto virtual box and failing that, onto a USB stick for live boot. I got it working on virtual box eventually. Then I noticed that my iso for Hacking and the Art of Exploitation iso on the same virtual box quit working, so stayed up all night trying to get things going again.
I downloaded kali from what i thought was the kali.org website. I redownloaded the Art of Exploitation using qbittorent as that’s what the publisher, No Starch suggested. I also used Rufus to burn a couple iso to USB trying to get things to work.
Anyways, we received warnings early this morning showing we were being attacked from multiple countries. I got to looking at Windows defender, and it had detected attacks last night, but supposedly quarantined and stopped them. However, windows defender was making those claims around 2:30 AM. We received warning of attacks at around 6:30 AM, making me think windows didn’t really stop everything.
I have imgur links to pics of what Windows identified, but read that no pics allowed here. But will provide if I interpreted that rule wrong. So, I’m asking what steps I need to take next. Funny I screwed myself just because I wanted to learn about this stuff.