Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a serious kind of press release stating that DNSChanger virus can demolish the Web access from your system if it is infected by the above mentioned malware.
DNSChanger operates by altering the Internet Protocol of a Web server you’re willing to approach by typing its certain URL in your browser. From a genuine server it actually takes you to the servers setup by a gang of hackers. Whatever they do to your system then depends on them.
The malware was detected back in 2007 and FBI has managed to arrest some of the cyberattackers involved in exploiting the Internet with DNSChanger.
In the press release a US attorney says “As alleged, they were international cyber bandits who hijacked millions of computers at will and re-routed them to Internet websites and advertisements of their own choosing—collecting millions in undeserved commissions for all the hijacked computer clicks and Internet ads they fraudulently engineered.”
FBI chose not to shut down the rogue servers it took into custody during the raid, rather it turned them all into legitimate machines giving access to Internet, to millions. Keeping them running costs the government, so, it has decided to shut them down and before they do so FBI wants you to find if your system is clean from DNSChanger.
An especially dedicated Website will help you to detect, fix, and protect your PC from the malware. By July 8, if you don’t make a necessary move to find the virus in your PC and fix it (if it has it) the very next day accessing Internet will become a sweet history for you.
DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) reports over 350,000 infected systems, are you safe from it?