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Alert: Malware Might Knock Off Thousands of Internet on Monday

July 5, 2012 0 Comments
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It’s spreading everywhere and the news have easily scattered. The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google and the providers of Internet services have sent notices and the FBI set up a special website for it.

Tens of thousands of Americans will probably lose their temper on Monday when their connections will be cut off but if they will be able to have a quick check on their computers for the possible malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago, then they could avoid losing their connections and save their personal computers.

Even though there are a lot of repeated alerts coming out on the web, on television news, and a lot more, the number of computers hat probably are infected will reach more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. For those still infected by the malware, the FBI believes that about 64,000 are in the United States.

It was very alarming because it was stated in the report that the users whose computers are still infected Monday will lose their ability to go online, and they will have to cal their service providers for help deleting the malware and reconnecting to the Internet. This sounds really disturbing and it really becomes a burden to the World Wide Web and to all computer users once it happens.

Tracing it back, the problem started when the international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world. When the FBI went in to take down the hackers last year, agents realized that if they turned off the malicious servers being used to control the computers, all the victims would lose their Internet service. The temporary system is said to be shut down on July 9, 2012, Monday, at around 12:00 a.m. EDT.

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