Feds shift DNSChanger cut-off deadline to July

Extra month granted to clean up infected gear By John Leyden • 9th March 2012 18:07 GMT The FBI’s DNSChanger deadline extension has been approved by a US Federal Court, buying infected punters more time to clean up their systems. The move means that machines riddled with the Trojan will still be able to use temporary DNS Read More

Court: 4 More Months for DNSChanger-Infected PCs

Millions of PCs sickened by a global computer contagion known as DNSChanger were slated to have their life support yanked on March 8. But an order handed down Monday by a federal judge will delay that disconnection by 120 days to give companies, businesses and governments more time to respond to the epidemic. The reprieve Read More

RIPE NCC Intends to Seek Clarification from Dutch Court on Police Order to Temporarily Lock Registration

16 Nov 2011 The RIPE NCC intends to take the Dutch public prosecutor to court over a police order it received on 8 November 2011 to lock a registration of four IP address blocks in the RIPE Registry until 22 March 2012. Read: RIPE NCC Blocks Registration in RIPE Registry Following Order from Dutch Police Read More

US-CERT: Operation Ghost Click Malware

{Source}   On November 9, 2011 US Federal prosecutors announced Operation Ghost Click, an ongoing investigation that resulted in the arrests of a cyber ring of seven people who allegedly ran a massive online advertising fraud scheme that used malicious software to infect at least 4 million computers in more than 100 countries.   The Read More

DNSChanger Fraud Ring Busted

by Kevin Haley Symantec Employee Here’s a money making idea: find some advertisers and tell them you can put their ads on billboards at half the going rate. You don’t own any billboards? No problem, just go paste the ads over the ones on someone else’s billboards. This idea has not really caught on in Read More