YAHOO.COM - 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. click here to read more