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Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday Read more: www.foxnews.com...


www.foxnews.com

WASHINGTON – The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.

Read more: www.foxnews.com...

Despite repeated alerts, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. Of those still infected, the FBI believes that about 64,000 are in the United States.

Read more: www.foxnews.com...
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Just a public service announcement to let others know about a potential problem they may or not have.

I checked my pc just a few minutes ago here:

dns-ok.us...

The FBI website:

www.fbi.gov...

And here is the dcwg site:

www.dcwg.org...

Monday those who are infected will "lose their ability to go online" and will have to call the ISP's to help deleting the malware.



www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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I'm green.

Thanks for the heads up though.

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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64k out of 310 million people in America?

i fail to see why this is a big deal..

more people are being dropped from battle.net at this moment...

whats the angle on this?



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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Green here as well. Thanks for posting this so people can find out early instead of waiting and trying to figure out what else it could be if they find they can't get online!

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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It's not exactly breaking news, but thank you on behalf of those unaware

My boss thought she was letting me on this too...in the "Look what I found First" kinda' way...heck I am in IT


anyways...there are even Closed threads on this from a while back, but a reminder can't hurt in this case.

*patiently awaiting the conspiracy crowd*



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
I'm green.

Thanks for the heads up though.

edit on 5-7-2012 by Rockdisjoint because: (no reason given)


Please forgive my ignorance...but what does (I'm green) mean?


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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Might be getting people to let the fbi scan their computers such as above



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea

Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
I'm green.

Thanks for the heads up though.

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Please forgive my ignorance...but what does (I'm green) mean?


If you click his first link in his second post it will test your computer to see if it has this malware. If it's green...you are good to go.

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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For What It's Worth, SNOPES Verifies The Threat

My guess is, anyone paranoid of the FBI having access to their computers has found an alternate way around the possible threat by now anyways...(there are many such methods out there and they have been shared in previous threads on the subject)



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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In the Green...clean machine....


Des



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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What data is exactly transferred may I ask?

Seems kind of suspect to me, nothing to hide but that's not the point


Wouldn't a regular anti-malware software detect this if you have it?



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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I think this is shock testing...



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by SinDefiant
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Might be getting people to let the fbi scan their computers such as above


Exactly what I was thinking. Why cant our antivirus software find it? If the FBI know what to look for then so should antivirus software.

THEY WANNA SEE WHATS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE!!!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by VoidHawk

Originally posted by SinDefiant
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Might be getting people to let the fbi scan their computers such as above


Exactly what I was thinking. Why cant our antivirus software find it? If the FBI know what to look for then so should antivirus software.

THEY WANNA SEE WHATS ON YOUR HARD DRIVE!!!


I can only imagine the tons of LOLCats they are wading through if this is true!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe

Originally posted by caladonea

Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
I'm green.

Thanks for the heads up though.

edit on 5-7-2012 by Rockdisjoint because: (no reason given)


Please forgive my ignorance...but what does (I'm green) mean?


If you click his first link in his second post it will test your computer to see if it has this malware. If it's green...you are good to go.

edit on 7/5/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)


Thank you for your help. I am green...yepeeeeeeeeeee!...



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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Green up!


Thanks for the info though!

-SAP-



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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It looks like I am mean and green! It would probably be a good idea for those that have not had their virus protection or windows updated in a while to get on it. For future reference, always double check your browser box to ensure the address is correct before entering in sensitive information. A lot of people seem to pay no attention to that important area when browsing. Thanks for the the reminder, OP!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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I run Linux on my computers so I am definitely green (without even having to check that website)



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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www.malwarebytes.org...

Thanks for pasing the info, Neo

I have found the above software to be flawless if anyone's interested. It's free, and as long as you update it every few days, your system should remain clean. The free version doesn't run in the backround, but I use it to supplement my always running one. Sometimes the Malwarebytes will find what the other hasn't.



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