Operation Ghost Click

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 16:44:33 CDT 2012


On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at mompl.net> wrote:
> Excuse the horrible subject :-)
>
> Anyone have anything insightful to say about it? Is it just lots of fuss
> about nothing or is it an actual substantial problem?
>
> http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911
>
> "Update on March 12, 2012: To assist victims affected by the DNSChanger
> malicious software, the FBI obtained a court order authorizing the Internet
> Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary clean DNS servers.
> This solution is temporary, providing additional time for victims to clean
> affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS
> servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by
> DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time."
>
> --
> Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5
> Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 19:21:45 UTC
> Location: off the west coast of northern Sumatra
> Latitude: 2.6946; Longitude: 94.5307
> Depth: 26.00 km
>

Yes its a major problem for the users unknowingly infected.  To them
it will look like their Internet connection is down.  Expect ISPs to
field lots of support calls.


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