Will the internet come to an abrupt halt on July 9?

You have already read about the dormant virus which will block the internet for around 277,000 users on July 9. This is the estimate given for the number of computers still infected after hackers responsible for the stealth intrusions were arrested by the FBI. In a first for the FBI they brought in their own server to take over the malicious servers to which over 380,000 PC’s were pointing to in terms of DNS.

The temporary system set up by the FBI will be shutdown at midnight on July 9. We don’t know how many of the estimated remaining infected PC’s are located in Australia but you can quickly and easily check your threat status for this specific worm virus at CERT (the Australian Emergency Computer Response Team).