Few to Experience Internet Loss Today (WSJ)

Limited disruption is expected from malware left over from 2007 hacking spree.

Very few users will experience a disruption of their Internet service due to malware today, the Wall Street Journal reports. A hacking spree in 2007 left an estimated 64,000 computers infected with malware. Although a nonprofit group has been running clean servers that allow infected computers to run normally, those servers go offline today and Internet service providers are now responsible for helping users remove the malware from their computers.

Providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T say they have taken steps to help customers deal with the issue with limited service disruption.

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For a previous story about the problem, see Malware Still Present in 12% of Fortune 500 Systems.


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