Malware Virus Threatens To Take Away Internet Access Worldwide 7/6/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
Odessa, TX – The FBI is warning people about a malicious malware virus that threatens to take Internet access away on Monday. The government organization said it already could be on many computers without users noticing.
“My finances are on my laptop, on my computer. So I'll be afraid to have that snooped at you know,” said computer user Julio Rodriguez.
The FBI stated that about 64,000 computers in the US might already be infected. The virus is a DNS (Domain Name System) malware virus, which can be on computers dormant for several years.
“A DNS changer tends to send you to an illegitimate website… the people who made it can steal your personal information, your passwords, your bank account numbers,” said computer technician Luke Rodriguez.
Although the virus is highly detrimental to your computer, the solution to this threat is simple.
“If you’re smart and don't click on stuff you should be clicking on. You will not have any issues with malware,” said computer user Jordan O’Connell.
The FBI wants to make sure that every American has an easy solution to detect and remove the virus before Monday. To see if your computer is infected, you can log on to www.dns-ok.us. The site will automatically check for the virus and then provide solutions if it is found.