DNSChanger Malware Alert

Posted: May 01, 2012

Warning, you may be at risk for losing your access to the internet. The FBI stated that the DNSChanger Malware has already affected approximately 350,000 systems.


Recently, the FBI warned the public about the DNSChanger Malware.  The DNSMalware Changer is a huge threat to businesses and individuals because it can keep you from searching the Internet.  According to eTechmag, "DNSChanger operates by altering the Internet Protocol of a Web server you're willing to approach by typing its certain URL in your browser. From a genuine server it actually takes you to the servers setup by a gang of hackers. Whatever they do to your system then depends on them." 

In the press release a US attorney says "As alleged, they were international cyber bandits who hijacked millions of computers at will and re-routed them to Internet websites and advertisements of their own choosing-collecting millions in undeserved commissions for all the hijacked computer clicks and Internet ads they fraudulently engineered." 

It is important to have your computer scanned for infection by July 8th.  The DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) reports over 350,000 infected systems. 

Contact Insol today at 770.458.8658 or email us at support@insolnet.com for assistance.

 

Source: http://www.etechmag.com/2012/04/21/dnscahnger-malware-block-internet-fbi-warns.html