What is DNSChanger?
DNSChanger is a class of malicious software (malware) that changes a user's Domain Name System (DNS) settings, enabling criminals to direct unsuspecting internet users to fraudulent websites and otherwise interfere with their web browsing. It has been associated with 'click fraud', the installation of additional malware and other malicious activities.
In November 2011, the FBI closed down a ring of cyber-criminals believed to be responsible for the world...wide spread of DNSChanger.
An estimated four million users were affected worldwide. To avoid these victims losing their internet service, the FBI worked with the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to set up and operate a temporary but correct DNS solution, while giving ISPs the opportunity to assist their customers to remove their potential infection.
This temporary solution is expected to be switched off as early as 9 July 2012. It is likely that users infected by DNSChanger will be unable to connect to the internet when the temporary DNS solution is switched off.
Please be advised that a malicious virus - titled DNSChanger - has become an increasing threat within various business computer networks. It is believed that, after 9 July 2012, you are likely to receive an increased number of support calls from infected customers seeking help in connecting to the internet. We recommend you advise your customer base to visit www.dns-ok.gov.au and follow the appropriate steps to ensure their ensure their systems are not affected.
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