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FBI might shutdown the Internet on March 8

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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Millions of computer users across the world could be blocked off from the Internet as early as March 8 if the FBI follows through with plans to yank a series of servers originally installed to combat corruption.



Who, exactly, will be affected? Security company IID (Internet Identity) believes that half of all Fortune 500 companies and more than two dozen major government entities in the US are still currently infected with the worm as of early 2012. Unless they take the proper steps to eradicate the Trojan from their systems, millions of users worldwide will be left hog-tied, helplessly attempting to navigate to nonexistent servers and, in effect, without the Web.



“I’m guessing a lot more people would care at that point,” Rasmussen adds. While infected users are cautioned to correct the problem now, millions internationally are still believed to be infected. “It certainly would be an interesting social experiment if these systems just got cut off,” he adds.


rt.com...

More at link.

Y2K anyone? Surely they will work this out...Right? Or is a cover story to install some nasty, track everyone stuff in place independent of judicial reach?

Nice to know so much of the internet has been running on FBI servers all this time, why thanks for that.






posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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I think you misunderstood the story.

First.. the internet do not run off FBI's servers. What they did is bust the botnet to which infected computer were going to and replaced it with temporary DNS servers that actually would point to the right IP address when receiving DNS queries.

The reason why so many will be affected by this is that when they turn off those temporary DNS servers, the people still affected by this trojan will be making DNS queries to a server that is non existant therefore, won't get any response back. They will have to either format their computer or remove that trojan so that their computer points to a valid DNS server.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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“It certainly would be an interesting social experiment if these systems just got cut off,” he adds.


funny he says that, kind of leads me to believe this could be a shady operation false flag thing a majig
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Ah hes, everything is coming along nicely, actually fbi servers need to upgrade to existing nsa/google algorithms, this is why they are telling...oops informing of potential system reboot. It can go both ways, if the people freak out they will do nothing and do the upgrade in stealth mode. Oh yeah, what else is to begin upgrading itself in March...why google and youtube and facebook and what sites are been taken offline, why obviously torrent sites are being taken off line, is this S.O.P.A. ...why off course it is, what did you think it was, or did people assume because the bill wasn't passed that they wouldn't implement it. In short, time to get your crypto knowledge upto speed.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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I did a hard LOL at the thread title.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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bummer i guess i will have to get out a book and read or something, ya right. i dont think any thing will really be effected with this lil situation. i guess time will tell us if it will happen or not.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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i guess the good side of this is ... if on that day your internet stops working,you'll know that you were infected by this trojan



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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spose it good though
edit on 15-2-2012 by definity because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation later stepped up by replacing the rogue Trojan with servers of their own in an attempt to remediate the damage, but the fix was only temporary. Now the FBI is expected to end use of those replacement servers as early as next month and, at that point, the Internet for millions could essentially be over.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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exactly what i said.

checkout this link
edit on 15-2-2012 by brainswippin because: added link



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

Posted here, with a good explanation, and the link below is a quick DNS checker from the FBI to test your DNS lookup to see if you are infected. If you do not want to click an fbi link, don't use it.

dns-ok.us...



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Oh god... I've already done this thread today.

The FBI are turning off their own servers that will affect you ONLY if you have had your DNS settings on YOUR PC altered by the malware.

They are NOT shutting off the internet... blimey.

If you are affected by the trojan and you were pointing to the hackers DNS server, which was directing legitimate traffic to their OWN servers (catching your information or whatever they planned) and you have not fixed YOUR PC and rectified YOUR DNS settings, then when the FBI turn off THEIR DNS servers you will not be able to access websites.

Fix your PC. Stop fear mongering lol.

As I said in the previous post, imagine I snuck into your house and replaced your phone book with my malware phone book. Every name in MY phone book (MY DNS server) points to MY phone (My fake websites) and every time you make a call, you ring My phone which charges you $10 each call.

Now the FBI come along and take MY phone away and you cannot make any calls... OMG the FBI took the Phone systems down!!!

No! You have had your phone book hijacked, get a proper one.

Argh!



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Ide like to see them try.... Sounds like the best catalyst for the resistance ive heard in a long time.

Smart move bro



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican

Nice to know so much of the internet has been running on FBI servers all this time, why thanks for that.




Only if you were affected by the malware which changed the DNS settings on YOUR pc.

Everyone else with a working DNS server as supplied by their ISP or other reputable DNS service, will be completely fine.

Can't blame the FBI if your PC has been hacked, can you?



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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It's also good to point out that even if the FBI has put temporary DNS server, that does not mean that your traffic will go through the FBI.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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Yes, the OP has misunderstood the situation.. the only people affected will be those with the virus anyway... many of which don't know it .. but they'll finally get a chance to fix their machines and the botnets will stop being able to do damage.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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May cool heads who actually know what they're talking about here prevail, such as the numerous posters already who have more than adequately explained the technical details of DNS etc....the entire internet does not run solely on FBI servers, when it does that's when you can all get in an uproar and become upset.

Until then, atleast educate yourselves to be able to assess the groqwing situation of internet censorship and know how it works


This particular trojan sounds like it was created with the intent of industrial espionage.




posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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Originally posted by Mandrakerealmz
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Ide like to see them try.... Sounds like the best catalyst for the resistance ive heard in a long time.

Smart move bro


Yeah well, if that's all you have to go on for 'the resistance' then the best of luck to you sir.

I for one, will not be out in the street with a picket sign or taking whatever course of action this weeks heroes reccommend.

Good on the FBI for addressing the issue.

The FBI will soon be opening a national helpdesk for all home user's PC's...please hold, there's a technician standing by waiting to receive your call



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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?! um shutting down the internet is a very highly complex task that is in NO ONES best interest. (maybe slightly in the interest of the powers that be, New World Order, Illuminati)

But not to the rest of us. The whole main thing happening on the planet right now if you haven't heard is people realising that the New World Order conspiracy to a large extent is completely true and to blame for many issues in society today. The FBI shutting down the internet for (X,Y,Z) reasons will just increase the speed of errr "Awakening" I guess is the phrase most are using.

You can disagree with my comment if you like
But it doesn't make me any less correct...



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