Virus could disconnect millions from internet
|Updated: 4/24/2012 9:27 am
||Published: 4/23/2012 8:52 pm
The FBI is warning you now; hackers will make logging on to the World Wide Web almost impossible for 4 million computers around the world come July.
The FBI caught says six hackers created a mal ware virus that's infected those computers. Computer tech Jared Fowkes says if you try to log on, the information super highway will be nothing but a dead end. "So you're basically going to get a bunch of error messages stating that you can't get anywhere on the internet." The latest hacker attack is called DNS Changer. According to the FBI, Victim's computers were reprogrammed and allowed hackers to redirect computers to fraudulent versions of any web site. “It's basically your old bait and switch routine to where they put a link in your email, link takes you to a fraudulent site,” Fowkes said. The feds are giving people until July 9th to get their computers checked, and with more than 350,000 potential victims still out there, Fowkes says preventing this problem is easy. "It just goes to show, when you have a link in your email. Good advice is type it in, don't click on it, because a lot of times it will say one thing on the link and take you someplace different." If you think your computer may be affected, go to http://www.dcwg.org/. There, you can run an online test to determine if your computer has been targeted.
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