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Warning! DNS Malware Virus Will Shut Down Internet Service
DNS Changer Malware
Rove Digital, a nefarious company, has distributed DNS Changer malware, according to the FBI. The virus alters the DNS address that your computer uses to log onto the Internet with diverting to remote sites in Estonia. The website you normally see, may not be what it seems, whatever you think you see is malicious. Also, you may have no ability to go online until the malware is removed. Repair (if infected) by 12:01 a.m. EDT, July 9.
In April, over 360,000 computers were thought to have been infected, that amount has dropped to 277,000. It is estimated that 65,000 are infected in the USA, but that is an estimate. Most other countries have about 20,000 infected computers.
The FBI found out about this during an undercover cyber operation and the problem began when hackers ran online ad scams to take control of 570,000 computers by infecting them. However, the FBI realized that if they took down the infected servers, all the victims would lose their online connections.
- FBI — International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled
- Detect | DCWG
Use this to check for infection
- DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group
This site will give details about what to do.