Doomsday virus testing top tech firms
Come Monday morning, some 64,000 estimated people may be without internet access as the Federal Bureau of Investigations nixes its temporary fix for the now infamous ‘DNSchanger Virus’.
The FBI made it clear last week that come Monday morning thousands of computers across the nation will likely see their computers net-less (that is if you’ve already done your duty, and scanned your laptop you should be fine).
The servers that were initially put online back in November to issue a temporary resolution to the virus itself are now being removed as a precaution to get ‘tech firms to step up to the plate, and resolve viruses on their own’.
“In a way, it’s a test case,” said Stewart Baker, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson and a former Bush administration official at the Homeland Security Department. But, Baker said, it’s “an easy test case, in one sense, because people could plan; it could be well organized.”
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