Operation Ghost Click: DNSChanger Malware Ring Dismantled

(Last Updated On: November 9, 2011)

by Gary Warner

Since 2007 computers around the internet have been suffering from a secret ailment. Sometimes when their owners clicked on a link, they didn’t go where they were supposed to go! The problem was caused by a fairly simple piece of malware called a DNSChanger. This family of malware only does one thing — it changes the DNS settings on your computer from the one that you are supposed to use, to one that a cyber criminal has chosen for you to use. (Continue Reading)