Will Your Internet Turn Off in July?

 

Will your internet turn off in July?

 Quote: 11/09/11 Six Estonian nationals have been arrested and charged with running a sophisticated Internet fraud ring that infected millions of computers worldwide with a virus and enabled the thieves to manipulate the multi-billion-dollar Internet advertising industry. Users of infected machines were unaware that their computers had been compromised—or that the malicious software rendered their machines vulnerable to a host of other viruses. Details of the two-year FBI investigation called Operation Ghost Click were announced today in New York when a federal indictment was unsealed. Officials also described their efforts to make sure infected users’ Internet access would not be disrupted as a result of the operation.

Update on March 12, 2012: To assist victims affected by the DNSChanger malicious software, the FBI obtained a court order authorizing the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary clean DNS servers. This solution is temporary, providing additional time for victims to clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time.

In a little more than two months, the FBI plans to pull the plug on DNS servers that are currently providing PCs infected with the DNS Changer malware with the ability to translate domain names into IP addresses.

Accordingly, the FBI has launched a public appeal, urging consumers and businesses to scan their machines–including some routers–for signs of infection.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/government/232900868

About Kathy

We read fairy tales and Harry Potter. We believe in the spirit of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Most of all we believe in God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit and in His Holy Word which was perfect in its original texts, our salvation through the blood of His son, Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and His Ascension back to heaven and Christ's promise of Eternal Life.

Posted on May 5, 2012, in Computers, Posting 365 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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