In 2011 viruses were distributed globally that forced computers to use a network of DNS servers run by a malicious organisation going by the name of Rove Digital.
Although the organisation and its infrastructure was taken down by law enforcement authorities, the DNS system they set up had to be temporarily replaced with a safe alternative to prevent (potentially) millions of users effectively losing the ability to use the internet.
That temporary replacement is being switched off on Monday, 9th July 2012.
You should check your systems this weekend to see if you are affected. The number of potentially infected systems seen was last reported 11/Jun/2012 and was just over 300,000. That makes it unlikely you are infected but still worth checking.
The website DCWG has been setup to help and advise on what to do if you are worried or want to check your system.
The DNS Changer World Group is there to help. Read the rest of this entry »