Sunday, April 29, 2012
American Federal agency has decided to block internet services
After learning that lakhs of computers across the world are infected with an invisible and undetectable Trojan computer virus, the American Federal agency has decided to block internet services in over 350,000 personal computers across the world. The 350,000 computers, of which 80,000 are in US and 20,000 in Britain, will be blocked on July 9, according to the Daily Mail. The virus named "D N S Changer" directs internet users to unintended and illegal sites and also blocks infected users from visiting secure sites. The American Federal agencyd etected the infection some time back and had set up temporary servers to keep the infected computers working. But reports said it was costing much. The temporary servers were created to allow companies to remove the worm from their infected servers. Those affected had 120 days to get rid of the malware. After American Federal agency warnings, the number of computers infected with the virus plunged, and now most are in the hands of private individuals, not companies.
Source: CIOL World