FBI: Internet Doomsday To Hit Monday
'DNS Changer' Let Out Of Its Cage
Think your computer is safe from viruses? Now may be a good time to check. The FBI has announced this Monday is Internet doomsday, when a server protecting you from a harmful virus goes offline.
Known as DNS Changer, the malware intruder creates fraudulent clicks on advertisements, messes with your anti-virus and slows down your Internet speed.
Developed by an Estonian crime ring in 2007, the virus wreaked havoc on an estimated 500,000 computers worldwide until this last November, when the FBI provided a temporary fix for infected PCs and Macs.
But come Monday, July 9, those who have not rid themselves of DNS Changer could be stuck with the virus -- and left without internet access -- when the FBI shuts the server down because it is too expensive.
"If we just pulled the plug on their criminal infrastructure, the victims of this were going to be without internet service," FBI special agent Tom Grasso told Fox News.
So do yourself and all the Internet kittens a favor: To see if your computer has the virus, head to www.dns-ok.us