Monday, July 9, 2012

DNSChanger Virus attack on July 9, you may lose internet

DNSChanger Virus Attack

It is allegedly said that the recent shutdown will arise due to a computer virus namely “DNSChanger”. According to a spokesperson from McAfee, India has the 3rd highest number of DNS infections after the US and Italy. Latest stats exposed, there are almost 300,000 infected systems globally, with a highest of over 69,500 such system in the US. Italy is at 2nd place with about 26,500 infected systems, followed by India with 21,300 and the UK with 19,589 infected computers. Some analyst believe the latest threat to be small compared with more-common viruses such as Zeus and SpyEye, which infect millions of PCs and are used to give financial fraud.

As a matter of concern, it is found, the problem started when an international online ad scam has been published.

To the reader’s revelation, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has formed a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet interruption for those infected users. Anyway, those systems will be shut down on July 9 to kill connections for malicious files. It is essential to note, after July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the internet.

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