New Malware To Cause Worldwide Internet Blackout on July 9.....POSSIBLY
Here's what you need to know -
A new Trojan called DNS Changer Malware is possibly going to cause a worldwide "Internet Blackout" starting July 9, 2012, according to the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI).
In November of 2011, the FBI arrested six Estonian residents as being part of cybercriminals who have successfully found a way to introduce the DNS Changer Malware into a huge number of computer networks worldwide estimated to be totalling around 570,000.
The said hackers managed to take advantage of Microsoft Windows' antivirus system vulnerabilities by modifying the DNS servers of several networks into the ones that have the rogue servers on and manage to earn illegal money in the tune of around $14 million due to fake and unsecured Web advertisements, according to the FBI.
The FBI believes that on the day of the arrests, at least 568,000 unique Internet addresses were using the rogue servers. The FBI used some temporary government computer systems and set up safety nets to prevent Internet disruptions to all those affected computers. Apparently, there's a legal side to it that mandate the use of government computers to be shut down by July 9, 2012, giving opportunities for this DNS Changer Malware to lose containment and to spread like wildfires again.
Meanwhile, a leading technology and gadgets news site has already reported this problem a few months back way before it become mainstream in the news as of late. The site offers helpful informations and tips on what computer users can do regarding this menacing DNS Changer Malware. You may want to read that site's report here.
Bottom line is, many people around the world are still unaware of this impending global Internet problem that's issued by the FBI. Computer users worldwide still have time to prevent and correct the problem until July 8 at 12 midnight. The clock is ticking. It's better to stay afloat with all these warnings than to feel sorry in the end, don't you think? Please share this to all of your family, your friends, as well as your neighbors, as a public service of good will. Trust me, they'll be glad you did if this whole "Internet Blackout" thing turns out to be true.
A quick way to check if you're affected -
Go to http://www.dns-ok.us
If it comes back green, then you're ok (at least your PC is)