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Deadline expires for 'Doomsday' virus: Internet will be shut down on July 9

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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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Deadline expires for 'Doomsday' virus: Internet will be shut down on July 9


news.yahoo.com

Thousands of computer users may be without Internet access tonight after a deadline expired for a temporary fix to a malicious software scam shut down by the FBI last year.

What is it?

Millions of computers were infected with the so-called "Internet Doomsday" virus used in the hacking scam, which redirected Internet searches through DNS servers used by the scammers. (Who, in turn, allegedly netted $14 million in bogus advertising revenue.) After U.S. and Estonian authorities busted the ma......
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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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This looks like internet is going down really bad tonight. It's going to shut down tomorrow and looks like as if doomsday were coming. Man doesnt' look that good. Looks like without internet, i might as well play some video games on the PC but not online. Anyone think of this?

Connectivity will be lost to the Internet PERIOD," Symantec, the online security firm, said in a blog post. "If your computer is still using DNS entries that are pointing to the FBI servers on July 9, you will lose TOTAL access to the Internet. No connecting to the office from home, no updating Facebook, nothing until the DNS settings are fixed."

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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:59 AM
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Sure !

it look like another Y2K

Will be interesting if this really happen
its already 3 am here .. ATS working fine



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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Originally posted by Paulioetc15
This looks like internet is going down really bad tonight.


No, it isnt.




Originally posted by Paulioetc15
It's going to shut down tomorrow


No, it isnt.



Originally posted by Paulioetc15
Anyone think of this?


Lots of people.

Lots of people also took the time to read and understand the article before posting.
Some possibly even did a search for the multiple threads on this same topic before creating a new one.


Of course, that hasn't stopped local media outlets from breathless reporting on the looming "blackout."
The media hype over a potential "blackout" threatens "to obscure what has been a highly successful effort to stamp out a global online scam and malware infestation,"


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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:09 AM
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Actually, the only thing I'd miss would be reading the comments here on ATS. Even the posts by religious people, sometimes even they have some good ideas. Especially their take on people being nice to each other.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:11 AM
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I love me some some doom and gloom!

THE INTERNET WILL NOT SHUT DOWN

But if your computer is infected with this virus then yes, you will lose your connection. But every other computer that isn't infected with this virus will continue working fine.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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Looks like I'm good to go!



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:15 AM
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Well if the Internet does go down. Most of us will get our lives back, we'll start socializing more again.

So it's hardly bad news ...



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:33 AM
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reply to post by muse7
 


Don't spoil a good doom and gloom thread
this is really an alien false flag attempt to take our lolcats



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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That article only talks about thousands of computer users being offline. We wouldn't even notice thousands of missing connections really, would we? Particularly as they aren't here to say "Bloody hell I have no Internet connection!" to point it out to us that they are indeed among those thousands.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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More doom porn!

Everybody Panic!



Right. Seriously?

It never ceases to amaze me how gullible people are to believing doom porn.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by Druscilla



More doom porn!

Everybody Panic!



Right. Seriously?

It never ceases to amaze me how gullible people are to believing doom porn.



LOL



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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You've inspired me!




posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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I'm in New Zealand. It approaching 10pm on the 9th - ie it has been the 9th for 22 hours.

I think perhaps someone forgot to light the blue touch paper??




posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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Dam my ISP did not get the memo.

Ah well guess I am stuck with the internet now.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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Originally posted by Druscilla

It never ceases to amaze me how gullible people are to believing doom porn.


How could you still be amazed by it - you've been on here for 3 whole months!!



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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It is not a virus it is a DNS spoof
It is now 10.58 PM Monday the 9th of July here in new Zealand and all is well
take a deep breath and relax
This will only effect idiots with no antivirus / malware protection .
Look at your hosts file & check your dns settings of the adapter you use to connect to the internet



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 07:37 AM
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check out the date of this post

hog wash, all I have to say



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by rebellender
check out the date of this post
hog wash, all I have to say


The date you see on ATS is what your profile sees according to your date line / location
We down under are ahead of you northern hemisphere people on the date line .



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:27 AM
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Well im still typing, no virus or other related problems yet! I call bulls**t atleast here in the UK. More Y2K weirdos out in force me thinks.
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