05 Jul 2012

Monday July 9th 2012, Internet may not be avilablet to thousands...

Thousands of internet lovers may be knocked off by malware on Monday July 9th 2012

Despite repeated alerts, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, Out of these infected, FBI believes that about 64,000 are in the United States.

Users whose computers are still infected will lose their ability to go online on Monday July 9th and have to call their service providers for help deleting the malware and reconnecting to the Internet.

Not only individual owners almost 5o top rates (out of fortune 500) companies are infected with the malware.

Facebook and Google had created their own warning messages that showed up on the top, if someone using either site appeared to have an infected computer.

Facebook users would get a message that says, "Your computer or network might be infected,"

Also, Google users got a similar message, displayed at the top of a Google search results page.

To check whether a computer is infected, users can visit a website run by the group brought in by the FBI: https://www.dcwg.org .

The site includes links to respected commercial sites that will run a quick check on the computer, and it also lays out detailed instructions if users want to actually check the computer themselves.

-CB
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
05 Jul 2012
^ Thank you for sharing this info with CEans. It is called the DNS Changer Malware. Those of you who feel that their PCs may be affected, you can read out report here:
DNS Changer Malware To Affect Millions On July 9th – Have You Fixed Your Settings?

to find links that will help you change settings of your PC.
Anoop Kumar

Anoop Kumar

Branch Unspecified
06 Jul 2012
Check this website if your IP address also affected.
https://dns-ok.us/
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
08 Jul 2012
Just now a friend asked me if DNS Changer Malware can affect her smartphone or not? 👀
09 Jul 2012
No clue,

However, per my thinking each device that gets an IP address can be infected. However, the question is if you are not using that device too much for the source of the malware than there are less chances that it will get infected.

Again stating, its just my understanding, I will check on this and will come back if I will get some concrete information.

-CB

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