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Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Software |

Thousands of victims of the virus DNSChanger PC lost internet connection

Thousands of victims of the virus DNSChanger PC lost internet connection

In November last year the U.S. authorities in connection with the operation Ghost Click , arrested six Estonian, using as a fully legal front, had organized an elaborate system of fake servers added to the virus’ ‘could control thousands of computers through which sailed on the web.

The changed the DNS address of the computers affected by sending a fake DNS server Estonians used to make profits of around $ 20 million, estimated the FBI. The virus affected more than 650,000 machines around the world who inadvertently used fake servers permanently.

When the authorities closed the operation, and not to leave immediately affected thousands of computers without internet, DNS servers kept running false for months, but these will definitely work on 9 July.

The problem is that computers still have the virus and continue redirecting their traffic to bogus DNS addresses, they will lose access to the when the pirate servers are lowered, affecting about 275,000 computers are estimated to still have a DNSChanger on your system.

Link: Thousands Could Lose internet access due to virus July 9 (CBCnews)

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