More than 245,000 computers around the globe will not be able to access the internet this coming Tuesday, after a malicious software virus is said to wreak havoc the World Wide Web.
According to reports, a major internet “blackout” could possibly happen due to an Alureon malware which is also known as the “Internet Doomsday” virus.
On the other hand, experts say Alureon virus is less dangerous compared to previous viruses such as Zeus and Spyeye.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that if a computer is infected by the Alureon virus, its internet access is moved in the rogue DNS servers controlled by the hackers.
In the United States, the internet servers are preparing for the said “Internet doomsday” scenario and security firms created websites to provide information on how to eradicate the virus.
Seven people were charged in the US after the suspects allegedly spread the Alureon virus. Six of them were arrested in Estonia while the other one is from Russia and remains at large.
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