By JULIAN E. BARNES And DANIEL LIPPMAN
WASHINGTON—The malware threat to the Internet likely has been tamed.
Leading Internet-service providers said Sunday that they had moved to ensure that computers infected with malware left behind by a hacking spree that started in 2007 continue to access the Internet normally, and expect relatively few Internet users to face a disruption.
Since November the Federal Bureau of Investigation has authorized the operation of servers to allow infected computers to run normally, but those servers were scheduled to go offline at midnight.
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