Anyone who hasn’t scanned their computer for malware some time during the past year should seriously do so before this coming Monday. That’s because the FBI estimates that roughly 277,000 computers worldwide — including 64,000 computers in the United States — will be knocked offline on July 9th due to a piece of malware that first started infecting PCs more than a year ago. Per The Associated Press, the malware in question was originally part of data-stealing scam that would rewrite machines’ DNS information to reroute sensitive data traffic such as credit card information to hackers’ servers. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.