Thousands May Be Forced Off Internet On July 9

  • Thousands of individual users may lose their Internet access on Monday, July 9. Google and Facebook carry warnings and the FBI has set up a special website for users to check if they are infected with the DNS malware which could have affected their systems even as far back as 2007. Last year the FBI tracked down a ring of hackers who had been controlling thousands of computers the world over. Soon they realized that shutting down the malicious servers would cause all the affected users to lose their Internet services. The FBI then directed the affected computers to temporary servers but these will now be shutting down on Monday affecting about 64,000 Internet users in the US.