07 July 2012

URGENT: Protect your internet as seen on CNN. Act Before Monday 9th July 2012!

URGENT WARNING: As seen on CNN YESTERDAY!!!

(Please pass this on to all your contact lists family and friends for their protection as well.)

I was watching the news yesterday and CNN introduced a story that you should all be concerned with. See the details below and take action now to protect yourselves from losing your internet next week. This is for all internet users and not just US friends.

What is the DNS Changer Malware?

On November 8, the FBI, the 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. You can read more about the arrest of the Rove Digital principals here, and in the FBI Press Release.

The FBI Created a Server To Protect Us All With Their Court Order Below:

What does the DNS Changer Malware do?

The botnet operated by Rove Digital altered user DNS settings, pointing victims to malicious DNS in data centers in Estonia, New York, and Chicago. The malicious DNS servers would give fake, malicious answers, altering user searches, and promoting fake and dangerous products. Because every web search starts with DNS, the malware showed users an altered version of the Internet.

Under a court order, expiring July 9, the Internet Systems Consortium is operating replacement DNS servers for the Rove Digital network. This will allow affected networks time to identify infected hosts, and avoid sudden disruption of services to victim machines.

How Can I Protect Myself?

This page describes how you can determine if you are infected, and how you can clean infected machines. To check if you’re infected, Click Here .  

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That information was all taken from the web by me and I used the "www.dns-ok.ca" to check mine. It took about 2 seconds once I got there to find out I was okay!

If you're from the USA, you would go to: www.dns-ok.us for the quick check. Other countries can also use that link or you can use the others provided in the table on the "Click Here" page above.

CNN stated that the FBI would be taking these sites and the fixes for any issues down on Monday so, please go check your internet now before you lose it and the best of luck to you.