DNSChanger – Cleaning Up 4 Million Infected Hosts

By Kurt Baumgartner The FBI’s “Operation Ghost Click” announcement in Nov 2011, involving the Rove Digital botnet delayed cleanup efforts that we previously discussed, continues to haunt both the internet networks and the mass media. A Forbes article and a Times article yesterday brought the apparition back to the front, with some claiming that the site offered by Read More

CIRA Develops Online DNSChanger Malware Checker

2012-04-21 The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), in collaboration with Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has developed an online DNS Checker to screen users’ computers for the DNSChanger malware. CIRA says the free online tool lets Canadian Internet users to detect if their computer is affected by the DNSChanger malware. Read More

IDP/IPS “Snort” Signatures for DNS Changer

Thanks to the Emerging Threats community, we have updated and maintained signatures for DNS Changer. These signatures would be critical to an organization to spot and remediate violated machines in their network. Please check out this updated list here (DNS Changer Signatures) What is the “Emerging Threats community?” The community produces the fastest moving and Read More

The Day The Internet Will Break For Millions

  By Rod Rasmussen on January 11, 2012 The Day The Internet Will Break For Millions—A Looming Deadline in the Aftermath of ‘Operation Ghost Click’ Just two months ago, the Internet security community and international law enforcement scored a great victory on November 8, 2011, when news came out about Operation Ghost Click. This operation Read More