Friday, July 06, 2012

DNS Changer Malware: What you need to know

Long story short, there's a fairly significant piece of malware making the rounds that threatens to cut tens of thousands of infected computers - and their owners - off of the Internet on Monday, July 9. It's called DNS Changer, and it's getting a lot of media attention in advance of Monday. The hackers responsible for the infection have been caught and charged, but the network that the FBI set up allowing infected users to continue to use the Internet will be shut down on Monday - hence all this attention.

I've put together a quick list of helpful links here - and will be speaking about this issue with a number of radio stations today, including Newstalk 1010 in Toronto and CJAD in Montreal. Please feel free to suggest your own in a comment, or tweet it to me at @carmilevy. Or hit up my Facebook page at Thanks! Here goes:


CorvusCorax12 said...

i tested mine yesterday, so far , so good

Kalei's Best Friend said...

We had a similar article in our paper.. almost sent it to u but figured u were already on top of this. :-)