A malware attack that has infected some computers for more than a year caused tens of thousands of Americans to lose their internet connection Monday morning. The FBI is anticipating that 277,000 computers may possibly be affected world-wide.
The FBI says the hackers are to blame for the malware attack and that they caught the hackers last year. The FBI agents could not simply turn off the servers being used to control the computers because victims of the attack would lose their ability to go online, however it was a temporary fix.
People can still do a quick check of their computers for the malware that could have taken over those computers more than a year ago.
Were you affected by the virus?