Scam Lose Access To Internet July
April 23, 2012 by staff
Scam Lose Access To Internet July, The FBI has warned that hundreds of thousands of Internet users across the world may lose access to the Internet by July in the aftermath of a hacker’s scam that infected their computers with malicious software.
International hackers ran an online advertising scam designed to infect and take control of computers around the world.
The FBI responded to the threat by setting up safety measures using computers procured by government. The measures were designed to avoid disruption of infected computers. But by July, the FBI plans to shut down the system and is calling on users to visit a website run by its security partner where they can determine whether they have been infected and learn how they can fix the problem if they have been.
July 9 is the deadline for Internet users with infected computers to visit the website and learn how to clean their computers. After July 9, all infected computers will not be able to connect to Internet.
However, most victims of the hacker scam do not even know that their computers are infected, though the malicious software might have slowed down their web surfing, disabled their antivirus software and exposed their machines.
According to the Associated Press, last November, the FBI was investigating a hacker ring running an Internet scam on a massive scale by taking over infected computers. According to Tom Grasso, FBI supervisory special agent: “We started to realize that we might have a little bit of a problem on our hands because… if we just pulled the plug on their criminal infrastructure and threw everybody in jail, the victims of this were going to be without Internet service. The average user would open up Internet Explorer and get `page not found’ and think the Internet is broken.”
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