Check For Doomsday Computer Virus: DNSChanger
DNSChanger Malware —The so-called Internet doomsday virus with the potential to black out tens of thousands of computers worldwide appeared to pose no major problems Monday in the first hours after a fix expired.
Security firms reported no significant outages linked to the DNS Changer virus reportedly, as many Internet service providers have either implemented a fix or contacted customers with steps to clean their computers.
The FBI today shut down the DNSChanger servers, potentially cutting off Internet access to those with infected PCs. Despite the hysteria, however, security firm F-Secure said things appear to be under control, thanks to ISP intervention, as stated in PCMag.
“Many global operators are keeping their #DNSChanger victims online, even after FBI stopped. We do not expect much noise about this today,” F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen tweeted today.
Reportedly, a DNS Changer Working Group has been monitoring and educating people about the malware, with a website www.dcwg.org. Experts said that if a computer is infected, they could still access the Internet by reconfiguring the way they access the domain name system. Check For Doomsday Computer Virus: DNSChanger / Image Public