Millions Of People Could Lose Internet Access On July 9 Internet Blackout
FBI warns that more than 350,000 computers could lose internet access by July 9th due to a malicious virus, “DNS Changer.” If your computer is effected with this virus, you wont get a chance to access the web through your computer again.
Back in last November, FBI discovered about this ”DNS Changer” virus after taking down an Estonian crime ring who controlled this virus to hijack computers. 500,000 PCs and Macs were already infected by the time it was found and the number began to rise over the past few months.
FBI has been trying to wipe out this virus from a long time through their “DNS Checker Page” which allowed the users to check and remove the virus from the computers. Apparently it’s costing tens of thousands of dollars to the authorities. So now they have decided to disable the server on July 9th, preventing the infected computers from accessing the web.
This is the second time that FBI warned about an internet blackout. Perviously back in March, we were warned in a similar way that some domain name servers would be taken down by March 8th because of a virus. Although nothing reported about the incident ever since. But this could be the return.
Head over to www.dcwg.org to learn to detect this malware and fix it, just to be on the safe side. Also remember, this doesn’t mean that you can’t access internet forever. It will only block your DNS. So configuring it manually would do the trick.
[Via: Internet doomsday’ July 9, claims FBI The Telegraph]
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