Monday, July 9, 2012

Doomsday Virus

Today is the day that thousands of people's internet shut down due to a virus (malware).

The FBI advised everyone to check their computers for malware through a government website to see if they have it. If you have the malware virus on your computer then you'll have to contact your internet provider to get your computer cleaned up and running. The shutdown started at midnight, the hackers planted the virus to several thousands of servers last year.

The FBI found the hackers and pulled the plug thus whoever servers were affected by the hackers virus got disconnected as well. Some people were successful in fixing their computers through the FBI website and some didn't, either they ignored the warning or didn't trust the site. I told a few people to go check their computers and they didn't trust it.

I've check mines and it turned out fine, no virus or anything of that sort, thank goodness! so hopefully they can get this straighten out as soon as possible so thousands of people can get on the internet.





Sources:
http://www.examiner.com/article/malware-on-monday-internet-service-providers-brace-for-shutdown-calls

4 comments:

  1. just picture the world with no computer

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    1. Haha! unfortunately it'll be disastrous

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  2. I didn't check my cpu but I didn't have any problems anyway. I'm not sure I would trust an FBI site to check my cpu they might plant something of their own or maybe look for more than just a virus or spyware. You never know these days. J.T.

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    1. Yeah that's true J.T., they might have planted a tracking device or something on my IP address. You never know! lol

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