It’s here, folks! If the replaced DNSChanger servers don’t get another deadline extension, more than 500,000* computers may not be able to reach their configured DNS service after next Monday, July 9, 2012. In other words, it will be practically impossible for the users of those computers to surf the Internet using human friendly domain names like www.eset.com. That’s right, many of the systems that were infected by DNSChanger still have the DNS (Domain Name Service) settings that were altered by the malware, even when the malware itself has been removed.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a quick peek at one of our previously published posts:
Courtesy of Shadowserver.org
* Please, note that this number is an estimate and it is reflecting the fact that some IP addresses may be used by many systems.
Author Peter Stancik, ESET