DNS Changer: Countdown clock reset, but still ticking

By Gary Warner

Last November, the main FBI.gov website headline was “DNS Malware: Is Your Computer Infected?”. The story detailed the arrest of six Estonian criminals who had infected more than 4 million computers with malware that changed Domain Name Server settings on the impacted computers. The impact of this change was that when a user typed an address in their web browser, or even followed a link on the web page, instead of asking their Internet Service Provider’s DNS server where they should go to reach the computer that had that name, they would ask a DNS server run by the criminals. (Click to continue reading …)