DNS Changer

Takedown One fine night in November 2011 I got an opportunity to get my hands dirty, working on a project for the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They were planning to seize a bunch of computing assets in New York City that were being used as part of a criminal empire that we Read More

The DNS Changer Clean DNS Servers Will Be Turned Off On July 9, 2012

In order to assist victims affected by the DNSChanger malicious software the FBI obtained a court order authorizing Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary Clean DNS servers. The solution is temporary and intended to buy time so that victims can clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. For more information Read More

Stopping DNSChanger Trojans

The Choices We Make Between [Internet] Security and Freedom March 22nd, 2012  by Brian Rexroad We need to be conscious of the decisions we make that balance between better security and our freedom.  We all accept the increasing physical security measures implemented at public buildings, monuments, and obviously airports.  Some of us are more reluctant Read More

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