Over a quarter of a million people will lose Internet access on Monday
With approximately 72 hours until the FBI's deadline, a couple hundred thousand people will wake up without Internet access next week if they don't take action now.
While the total number of computers infected with the DNSChanger malware has dropped by about 20 percent since April 2012, the FBI released updated estimates this week regarding the amount of computers in the world that will lose an Internet connection on 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, July 9. According to an Associated Press report, over 277,000 computers around the world are still infected and approximately 64,000 of those users are located in the United States. In Canada, the number of infected computers has dropped from 25,000 down to 7,000 due to the combined efforts of the Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission.