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Sunday, July 8, 2012

WLOS ABC 13 - Will You have Internet on Monday?

WLOS ABC 13 - Western North Carolina's News :: News - Top Stories - Will You have Internet on Monday?

Have everybody heard about some people losing their internet tomorrow, Monday? Apparently in 2011  a virus was set out to steal IP addresses. The government busted the people behind it and built lots of new servers to fix what the hackers had "rewired". But now they are closing down the back up, which means that if your computer is infected with the virus that was let out in 2012, then your computer will not be able to access the internet on Monday! There is a way to fix it. Below is an article I found on my local news webpage. Check it out and then click the link to make sure your computer stays in working order!!

Will You have Internet on Monday? When the computer trojan virus, DNSChanger, creators were arrested over 8 months ago the FBI began shutting down domains that may have been affected by the DNSChanger malware.
The virus, which has been circulating the web from as far back as 2007,redirects internet traffic to sites with paid advertisements where cybercriminals can hack into unprotected computers.
Authorities say some 275,000 computers are still at risk.   
On Monday, the FBI's temporary Internet servers will go dark, leaving thousands of unsuspecting malware-infected individuals without online access.

Is your computer safe? Click here to check with the NS Changer Working Group (DCWG)
For a list of other safety tools, click here

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