Saturday, April 21, 2012

Your Computer may be at Risk, FBI Warns


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, , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.

Most victims don't even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their Web surfing and disabled their anti-virus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.

1 comment:

Liza .T said...

Laying path to take away the internet freedom and making easier for the big brother watching and control. The hackers are none other than the protectors themselves or their agents. Most viruses are created by antivirus companies itself. Those who doubt they are attacked or fear being attacked simply wipe off ur big brother Windows and install Linux. No need of stupid laws and wasting govt money and time.