Saturday, February 18, 2012

Internet risks blackout on 8 March 2012


March 8th 2012 many people and businesses may find it impossible to surf the Internet. It would happen for those users whose computers are infected with a trojan called DNSChanger.

The history in brief is as follows. Last November the FBI dismantled command & control (C&C) servers of the botnets to which referred all the computers affected by the DNSChanger malware. To prevent that the infected machines could break down the internet, FBI replaced the malicious C&C servers malicious with other servers able to redirect traffic to the real destinations. On March 8 these temporary servers will be removed from service and the computers still infected would not be able anymore to connect to the internet. It is urgent then to  make sure you do not have the computer infected with this malware and eventually repair (the advice to do this are available on the net, just do a search)

Here is a video telling the story

UPDATE ON FEB 21st 2012

To determine if you are infected, and how you can clean infected machines you can connect to

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