‘Internet doomsday’ impact minimal, service providers say

Interesting piece by Suzanne Choney from MSNBC’s Technolog:

Hours after “Internet doomsday” kicked in, major service providers say almost all customers have avoided the shut-off of their Internet service, although there are some who will not be able to read this story online, unless it’s on their smartphones.

“Less than 1 percent of Cox customers are infected with the virus,” Todd C. Smith, Cox Communications director of media relations told msnbc.com.

“Since midnight last night, when the FBI (via the Internet Services Coalition) disconnected the servers associated with this botnet, we’ve only received a miniscule number of calls, but our customer care and security assurance teams are standing by and are ready to help,” Charlie Douglas, Comcast senior director of corporate communications, told msnbc.com.

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