FBI to Internet users: You've been warned
Clayton Morris weighs in
- Duration 2:41
- Date Jul 6, 2012
Clayton Morris weighs in
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Fifteen minutes after the top of the hour three days and counting now before the FBI.
Can't -- it.
My checked on your Internet connection the agency says it's doing you a favor -- our own Clayton Morris is here to explain agencies.
Reasoning all right so what happened -- here so about a year ago he's hackers these cyber terrorists -- call them decided that they wanted to run this massive Internet advertising scam they're gonna put malicious software on all of these PCs all these personal computers around the world.
Nearly a million folks in the United States had their computers inundated with the software so that they could like drive up advertising rates on different web sites the FBI stepped in.
Stop that from happening made these arrests.
It -- -- your Internet up and running for the last year so we should be thanking the FBI for what they did over the last year because if these servers -- the last second keep you on line.
But now it was only gonna work for a year right right so so for people who did not bother to update their -- -- right what's gonna.
So that's the issue the bottom line is in three days on Monday if you haven't updated your software you can be -- -- you could literally not be able to get on the Internet.
And -- -- going to be in a world of hurt.
Because -- -- have to call your local Internet service provider and -- after walking through step by step to try to get this taken care of and you won't have the Internet to be able to do it.
So you should it go we have a couple of web sites for -- feature here on foxnews.com.
Very simple to do you go to these web -- you click through the software -- -- your software doesn't affect -- it'll affect about but nearly a 100000 Americans and people around the world.
Who didn't update their software a year ago.
And so basically -- people with older PCs.
-- board older software.
When you get those holes those little updates a pop up on your screens -- -- hate you update your security.
And most people click no.
That's in the state.
So this morning.
Please like fight it will I don't because it's annoying -- visible paintings it constantly calling you help me.
Right and if you don't that I had to come over an active figure out what in the world happen with all these wires -- -- I don't have any wires now with -- going so there you go and this is an issue but you need to make sure that your software is updated because -- -- this is the future of cyber cyber attacks and these are the sorts of these are real threats we keep thinking that they're not gonna be a big problem.
-- so we have electrical grids that get shut down will be an entire communities and water supply issues because their computers that run these -- things -- shut down this is a real issue the FBI says look we've done a long enough we did you a favor for a year.
Update your software are set to check -- -- computer is infected you can go to CCW.
Gene dot org.
Or just go to foxnews.com.
And Clayton and all the other folks are what help you out like -- -- season.