Google To Warn DNS Changer Victims

By Robert Vamosi | 5/22/12 7:09 AM

Google plans to warn nearly half a million users their computers are infected with the DNS Changer malware before the US government shuts down the temporary DNS servers in July, potentially leaving them without Internet access.

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The Darkside of Cybercrime Arrests

By Robert Vamosi | 4/23/12 4:07 AM

Last November, the FBI joined with local authorities to take down a cybercrime ring as part of Operation Ghost Click. Unfortunately, in the course of the scam the cybercriminals changed the victim's DNS settings so that the compromised machines always used the criminal's own look up of Internet addresses and not one of the legitimate DNS root name servers. The FBI take down would have left thousands of machines without a way to navigate the Internet so the government set up a temporary solution.

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