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Malware computer virus set to strike Monday: Queen's University expert

2012-07-12

Queen’s University computer virus expert Thomas Dean is available to comment on malware that may shut down the internet use of thousands of Canadians and Americans on Monday. The number of computers affected by the virus could reach 71,000 in North America alone. Users whose computers are still infected Monday will lose their ability to go online and they will have to call their Internet service providers for help.

“The recent media attention on the upcoming outage on Monday has focused on infected Windows PCs. However, home routers may also have been affected by the infected computers and may also cause problems,” says Dr. Dean

Please note Dr. Dean is not available between 9 and 11 am Friday, July 6.

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