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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thousands facing loss of Internet on July 9 Read more:

    04/21/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    http://azstarnet.com/news/national/thousands-facing-loss-of-internet-on-july/article_8624a50b-dc32-5
    AP story on threat.
  • Judge Rules Against School's Web Rules (Upholds Student Inciting Violence on Internet)

    11/29/2002 8:57:01 AM PST · by DaughterofEve · 11 replies · 184+ views
    The Waterford School District should not have suspended the student in August 2001 for contributing to "Satan's Web page," U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan ruled this week. School officials were concerned by content that included a passage labeled "Satan's mission for you this week." It read: "Stab someone for no reason then set them on fire throw them off of a cliff, watch them suffer and with their last breath, just before everything goes black, spit on their face."