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‘Internet doomsday’ July 9, claims FBI

The ‘DNS Changer’ virus will cause more than 350,000 computers to lose web access on July 9, the FBI has claimed.

At its peak it infected more than 500,000 PCs and Macs.

 

The virus, first used in 2007, hijacked users’ computers without their knowledge to generate fraudulent clicks on adverts. Although its only obvious effects were to slightly slow internet connections and to disable antivirus software, it also redirected computers to the fraudsters’ servers.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/9225276/Internet-doomsday-July-9-claims-FBI.html


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