With the overhyped problem of the DNS Changer, experts now seem to notice that the problem might not be as extensive as expected earlier. However, trouble is not yet over for the Internet users.
With the shutting of the government sponsored domain servers that kept the DNS Changer infected PCs and Macs online, by the FBI earlier this morning. By way of modified DNS settings, the malware infected users were redirected to criminal owned servers that host legitimate looking sites. This is turn helped cybercriminals reap profits from naive visitors who were unaware of DNS's modified settings.
The malware that has been circulating the web since 2007, infected as many as four million PCs and Macs at one point, fetching $14 million to the malware authors, till FBI tracked them last November and finally shutting their operation. Six Estonian men were arrested and more than 100 servers were seized.
However, the government in order to keep the infected web users online established substitute servers. But with the withdrawal of these servers by the FBI, the infected users have no where to go and as claimed by the FBI, still around 275,000 computers were infected and wouldn't have internet access on Monday evening.
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