Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Why The FBI Might Soon Cut Off Your Internet

Dave Johnson at CBSNews.com offers a piece on how the FBI is dealing with "malware" that Estonian hackers placed on American computers.

Estonian hackers have infected millions of PCs across the U.S. with "malware," which could lead the FBI to take the drastic and unprecedented measure of cutting off some people's Internet access on March 8. Fortunately, there's still time to see if you're affected and take action before that deadline.

The malware (which stands for "malicious software") in question is called DNSChanger Trojan. As the name suggests, it is a program that hijacks your so-called domain name system server -- the technology that lets computers find Web addresses -- manipulating search results and controlling the sites your computer visits. It also blocks anti-virus software and Microsoft Updates.

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As noted in the piece, you can visit http://dns-ok.us/ to check and see if your computer is infected.  


  1. So the FBI is going to tell your ISP to cut off your Internet service because the FBI can see whose DNS server configuration has been modified? Really?

  2. OK, so according to http://www.pcworld.com/article/250296/the_truth_about_the_march_8_internet_doomsday.html the issue is that "To help protect victims, the FBI replaced the rogue servers with legitimate ones -- a measure the agency said would be in effect for 120 days." And we didn't hear about it 105 days ago?. This thang still stank.