FBI: Mal-Ware Could Knock Thousands of Computers Offline

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of computers could be at risk of not being able to get online on Monday thanks to some malicious computer code.

According to the FBI, the mal-ware – known as “D-N-S Challenger” – is similar to a virus, and was created by a group of hackers intending to use it for fraud.

Authorities say that they have caught the individuals responsible, but they warn all PC owners to check for the mal-ware, which will prevent PC users from connecting to the Internet on July 9.

To check if your computer has been infected, click here.

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