Don’t Get Knocked Offline With DNSChanger!
Heads up: Krebs On Security is reporting that the DNSChanger Trojan horse virus is still in 12% of the Fortune 500!
On July 9, any systems still infected will be “summarily disconnected from the rest of the Internet.”
The attached infographic provides some of the key background and history, but now the question is, what to do about it?
PC World explains DNSChanger rerouted infected computers through servers controlled by a criminal ring based in Eastern Europe, by basically hijacking the DNS service.
If you’ve been infected and recently visited Facebook or Google, PC World explains, you’ve likely seen a warning. But to be sure, check out this tutorial to see if DNSChanger has infected your PC (Mac or Windows).
There’s also a list of removal tools here you can use to learn more and prevent your systems from going offline on July 9th!