What’s All This FBI DNS Stuff About?
First off you can check your computer for this DNS Changer Malware here
Get all the info from the FBI website here
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.
The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.
According to the FBI, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. About 64,000 still-infected computers are probably in the United States.
What Does DNSChanger Do to My Computer?
DNSChanger malware causes a computer to use rogue DNS servers in one of two ways.
First, it changes the computer’s DNS server settings to replace the ISP’s good DNS servers
with rogue DNS servers operated by the criminal. Second, it attempts to access devices on
the victim’s small office/home office (SOHO) network that run a dynamic host configuration
protocol (DHCP) server (eg. a router or home gateway). The malware attempts to access
these devices using common default usernames and passwords and, if successful, changes
the DNS servers these devices use from the ISP’s good DNS servers to rogue DNS servers
operated by the criminals. This is a change that may impact all computers on the SOHO
network, even if those computers are not infected with the malware.