Google will alert users to DNSChanger malware infection2012.05.23 07:51 by Daniela
Keywords: DNSChanger, malware
Yesterday Google announced it would start a campaign to notify users whose PCs were infected by the DNSChanger malware. The malware sends infected computers to DNS servers that redirect millions of victims to websites they have never intended to visit. With the move, Google wants to let those people know that their Internet connections will stop working on July 9, when temporary servers set up by the FBI to help DNSChanger victims are due to be disconnected.
Google says it will alert victims, starting yesterday, by using a method it executed last summer to remedy a separate attack, which "[sent] traffic to Google through a small number of intermediary servers." Google then sent a warning to users whose traffic came through those proxies.
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