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Old 24th April 2012, 08:44 PM
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DNSChanger Malware last call for detection and repairs

From US-CERT:

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US-CERT Current Activity

DNSChanger Malware

Original release date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Last revised: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm


US-CERT encourages users and administrators to ensure their systems are
not infected with the DNSChanger malware by utilizing tools and
resources available at the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) website.
Computers testing positive for infection of DNSChanger malware will need
to be cleaned of the malware in order to maintain continued internet
connectivity beyond July 9, 2012.

On November 8, 2011, the FBI, NASA-OIG, and Estonian police arrested
several cyber criminals in "Operation Ghost Click." The criminals
operated under the company name "Rove Digital," and distributed DNS
changing viruses, variously known as TDSS, Alureon, TidServ, and TDL4
viruses.

Additional information about Operation Ghost Click and the DNSChanger
malware is available at the FBI website.

Relevant Url(s):
http://www.dcwg.org/

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011...malware_110911


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Probably a good idea to have your Windows® using friends get their boxes checked before the rush when the web goes dark for the rest of the mushrooms.

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Old 24th April 2012, 09:16 PM
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Re: DNSChanger Malware last call for detection and repairs

Interesting... Not only did it hit Windows boxes, there was a Mac version, too. Us lowly linux users got ignored!

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Last edited by dd_wizard; 24th April 2012 at 10:37 PM.
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Old 24th April 2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: DNSChanger Malware last call for detection and repairs

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Originally Posted by dd_wizard View Post
Interesting... Not only did it hit Windows boxes, there was a Mac version, too. Us lowly linux users got ignored!

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windows and macosx had another big problem this month.
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Old 25th April 2012, 12:33 AM
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Re: DNSChanger Malware last call for detection and repairs

didnt they say the same thing like 4 months ago.....i mean i know malware is easy to change once ya get it. but i could of swore they said they were gona make the new year a little less bright (he he dumb pun i know)
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