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DNSChanger dead, now what?

CNET reporter Sumi Das and senior editor Seth Rosenblatt sit down to discuss the FBI's takedown of the DNSChanger network that some feared would kill the Internet for thousands this morning. It ended up being mostly hype. So can we put it behind us?

Jul. 10, 2012


Renewed efforts to revert DNSChanger in effect

The effort to clean up the DNSChanger malware attack is seeing renewed focus as the rogue DNS server shutdown deadline approaches on July 9.

By Apr. 25, 2012


FBI kills DNSChanger network, but how many will be affected?

The shutdown will likely pose a problem for anyone whose DNS settings still point to the former rogue network.

By Jul. 9, 2012


DNSChanger apocalypse: Like Y2K, but even snoozier

Public awareness campaigns help drop the number of infected computers to the thousands, and ISPs save the day for the rest.

By Jul. 9, 2012


How to detect and fix a machine infected with DNSChanger

The FBI will be closing the DNSChanger network on Monday, after which thousands worldwide are expected to no longer be able to access the Internet.

By Jul. 7, 2012


Facebook warns users of the end of the Internet via DNSChanger

With the July 9 Web apocalypse nearing for computer owners infected with the malicious DNSChanger malware, the social network reaches out to tell them how to clean their machines.

By Jun. 5, 2012


Google will alert users to DNSChanger malware infection

Google is using a clever Domain Name System hack to let people infected with the DNSChanger malware know that they have only a few weeks left before their Internet connection goes dead.

By May. 22, 2012


FBI tackles DNSChanger malware scam

The malware scam DNSChanger that has affected numerous computer systems, including Macs, has been at least partly dismantled by the FBI's Operation Ghost Click program.

By Nov. 10, 2011


Trend Micro VP: Everyone helped avert DNSChanger disaster

The exec says the threat wasn't hyped, and credits police, ISPs and others with efforts that preserved Internet access for millions after the FBI took down malware-associated servers.

By Jul. 9, 2012


Web users beware: DNSChanger victims lose Web access July 9

On that day, the FBI will be shutting down the temporary DNS servers it used to assist DNSChanger victims.

By Jul. 5, 2012