Protect Your Computer From the "Internet Doomsday" Virus
The End of (Internet) Times?
Could you imagine a day without checking your email or updating your Facebook status? That could be the case for an estimated 250,000 people around the world on July 9, who could lose Internet connectivity if their computers get infected by the Alureon malware, nicknamed the "Internet Doomsday" virus, that was born from an international Internet advertising scam dating back to 2007. Google, Facebook and even the Federal Bureau of Investigation have launched campaigns to put computer users on notice ahead of Monday's tech shake-up. Keep reading for the backstory on the "Internet Doomsday" virus and how to bounce back if hackers do strike. – Britt Middleton (Photo: Courtesy fbi.gov)