Skip to comments.Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
Posted on 04/20/2012 4:07:18 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.
Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.
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If you send me $5000 for my Nigerian cousin’s surgery, I can get you to the right website.
I also have a bridge and some ocean view property in Arizona for sale if anyone’s interested.
The IP 18.104.22.168 falls in a block (22.214.171.124/16) that belongs to Rackspace Hosting, which is headquartered in San Antonio. They also operate data centers in Dallas, Chicago, Virginia, Hong Kong, and the UK.
The domain belongs to a Barry Greene, of Cupertino.
Oh yeah I’m going to an FBI website for help....
LOL.. Sometimes you (hopefully) don't need a sarcasm tag.
He didn’t put the /sarc tag....
Did you follow the senki.org rabbit trail?
We are from the govmint and we are here to help
Only in this scenario you come to them...
Trust Us, we’re from the government.
No, the virus wasn’t supposed to hit on March 8th, the FBI help computers were going to shut down. A judge ordered them to remain open for another 4 months.
Here’s the story. It’s not a hoax. Search for “dns changer” and you will find all kinds of info.
You can also go the various computer mags and find info. Here’s PC Mag: http://www.pcmag.com/search_redirect/?qry=dns+changer&searchSection=0&site=3
Of course, if you want to believe this is a scheme for big brother, big sister, and the commies to take over your computer, feel free.
Yeh, I may have watched it once or 18 times.
"We're gonna head west. There's a rumor goin' around there might be some Internet out there. So we're headed out Californee Way."
I mean, I may just be a cook, but I'm not dumb enough to allow netconfig to run.
Here is an instant check:
If you see green, you are good. Red background, not so good.
if a site doesn’t end with .gov,’it’s not likely the FBI is making any such suggestion. Wouldn’t go there for love nor money.
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