Seems like the govt cried wolf again and some idiots fell for it. I said a long time ago that I would never turn my computer over to the govt so they could “fix” it, what person with any common sense would do that and Facebook, the most anti privacy website there is, besides Google, helping them. – Phoebe
Monday’s Internet ‘blackout’ fizzles
The Great Internet Blackout of 2012, which the FBI feared could impact thousands of Internet users, came and went with little more than a whimper on Monday, as the so-called “Doomsday” deadline passed with few reports of outages.
At 12:01 a.m. EDT, the FBI shut down temporary servers it had set up to handle Web traffic for thousands of computers infected with a virus spread by a ring of cyber criminals the bureau busted last year. Those using the estimated 200,000 computers still infected with the virus were expected to lose their Internet connection after the servers were closed down.
But Monday’s big “blackout” failed to materialize.