• DNSChanger malware: What's next?

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    FBI says 64,000 U.S. Internet users are impacted by DNSChanger Malware. AT&T, Comcast and Verizon reps chime in about what's next.
  • ISPs downplay DNSChanger impact as substitute servers go dark

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Government-sponsored servers designed to keep DNSChanger-infected PCs and Macs online were switched off earlier today as scheduled, but several major U.S. Internet service providers downplayed problems to their customers.
  • Internet will vanish Monday for 300,000 infected computers

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 2:55 pm

    As many as 300,000 PCs and Macs will drop off the Internet in about 65 hours unless their owners heed last-minute calls to scrub their machines of malware.
  • The truth behind Monday's planned FBI Internet blackout (according to conspiracy nuts)

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Not everyone believes there are noble motives behind the FBI's plan to shut down temporary Internet servers set up to help victims of the DNSChanger Trojan.
  • DNSChanger malware set to knock thousands off Internet on Monday

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    Thousands of PCs worldwide may be unable to access the Internet beginning July 9 unless those machines are rid of the pernicious DNSChanger malware that first surfaced in 2007. The Federal Bureau of Investigation helped shut down the criminal ring responsible for DNSChanger in late 2011. The federal agency then briefly handled the Internet Domain Name System routing for all infected Mac and Windows systems.
  • Google warns users infected with DNSChanger as Web outage nears

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    Google on Tuesday hauled out a tool it last used nearly a year ago to warn users infected with the "DNSChanger" malware.
  • Protect yourself from DNSChanger

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 9:19 am

    In July the Internet Systems Consortium will permanently shut down DNS servers deployed to serve as temporary surrogates for rogue DNS servers shut down as part of Operation Ghost Click, an FBI operation that brought down an Estonian hacker ring last year. If your PC is one of the more than 1 million computers infected that carry DNSChanger you might unknowingly be relying on one of the FBI's temporary servers to access the Internet, and if you don't eliminate DNSChanger from your PC before the FBI pulls the plug on its servers, you'll be left without Internet access. Read on to learn how to discover whether you're infected with DNSChanger, and what you can do to eliminate it from your system.
  • FBI 'safety net' servers come with expiration date

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 7:17 am

    Users still infected by DNSChanger have until July 9 to clean their systems
  • March 8 Internet Doomsday and the FBI

    Posted February 23, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    No, the FBI will not take down the Internet on March 8. But a virus might for some users.

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