Thursday, July 5, 2012
After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.
International hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, 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 antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.