It’s the end of the world as we know it, at least for a day. The FBI has announced it has found DNS Malware on several domains and will be shutting down the affected sites Monday, July 9th. This is the result of a two year investigation called Operation Ghost Click, which the FBI arrested six Estonians who had crafted a sophisticated fraud ring targeting the advertising industry. What does this mean for the everyday Joe? It means you could be playing Solitaire at work on Monday instead of making sales. Also, for those who were born after 1995, you will get a glimpse of the “old world”. Don’t be surprised to see horse and cart in the streets, rotary dial phones, and soft serve ice cream.
Some of us will be without internet while infected servers are shut down and scrubbed clean. This will afford the infected some time to gather into a horde and prey upon the living, I mean uninfected. Want to know if you’re infected? Visit http://www.dns-ok.us/ to find out. This article will be updated periodically with releases from media and the FBI, so keep checking back.
A list of other check tools are also listed on the official DNSChanger Check-up site.