The year 2007 Cyber Criminals used a program named DNSChanger to redirect people internet request to be rerouted to there site . First estimates predicted 4 million computers in 100 country’s were infected. The FBI current estimates now reflect the actual number of infected PC’s to be closer to 277,000 worldwide. This program has been utilized to target home users, business users, public and private agencies, so anyone could be infected.
In short the FBI now has a handle on this situation and has the suspected Cyber Criminals in custody. The FBI believe that 6 Estonians nationals which were captured in November of 2011 were major contributors in this latest Cyber attack.
To combat and address this latest attack the FBI will be shutting down the affected severs and replacing them with two new servers during the switch over some users maybe disconnected from the internet.
Now that the servers are being replaced it will be up to Network Administrators and business and home users to to check their workstations, remember the replacing of a couple of servers doesn’t help any workstations that have already been infected. To check if your computer is infected, visit www.dcwg.org. The website will walk you through the instructions on how to check your computer and disinfect it if needed. Even if you believe your computer to be virus free you should make it a habit to do a manual scan at least once a week.