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  • Warning: your Internet may not work on Monday (how to detect and fix malware infection)

    07/07/2012 6:55:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    An estimated 300,000 computers, most of them in the United States, Italy and India, could be infected and lose their Internet service, Queen's University associate professor Thomas Dean said Friday. Dean said Canadians can go to www.dcwg.org to check if their computers are infected and take appropriate measures. If computers have been infected due to the scam, they haven't been able to perform anti-virus software or system updates, leaving them vulnerable to other malware, said Dean, who teaches in Queen's University's department of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Will the FBI Shut Down Your Internet on Monday?

    07/06/2012 6:24:36 PM PDT · by Slambat · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Fox and Friends Posted in: Clayton Morris, FBI, Internet
    It’s three days and counting before the deadline by the FBI hits in which they’ve threatened to shut down your Internet connection. The agency believes they are doing Americans a favor.
  • July 9th, FBI Pulls Plug on Infected PC's (link to self-check)

    07/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 31 replies
    PRWeb ^ | July 6, 2012 | Unknown
    On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network will be taken offline, hindering their ability to do business and possibly breaking their websites, in what many are referring to as “Internet Doomsday.”
  • Google warns hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    05/25/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | FoxNews
    Google plans to warn more than half a million users of a computer infection that may knock their computers off the Internet 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 will be shut down July 9 -- killing connections for those people.
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    04/21/2012 2:24:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 79 replies
    AP ^ | 4/20/2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    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...
  • Feds: Cyber Criminals Hijacked 4 Million Computers

    11/10/2011 2:09:35 PM PST · by decimon · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 9, 2011 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and LEE FERRAN
    > According to the indictment, the suspects entered into deals with various internet advertisers in which they would be paid for generating traffic to certain websites or advertisements. But instead of earning the money legitimately, the FBI said the defendants used malware to force infected computers to unwillingly visit the target sites or advertisements -- pumping up click results and, therefore, ill-gotten profits to the tune of $14 million. The malware was also designed to prevent users from installing anti-virus software that may have been able to free the infected computers. > In the first case, if a user searched...