July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

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July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby Narcosis » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:14 pm

A nasty bit of malware spread by foreign hackers is the root cause of an estimated 300,000 or so people losing their internet connectivity on Monday thanks to faulty DNS routing.

On Monday, July 9, the court order runs out, and ISC will pull the plug on the DNS servers. But by some estimates, as many as 300,000 computers are still using the DNS servers to resolve their Internet searches. Those systems will lose the ability to resolve domain names for web sites and email when the server is disconnected.


Original story here (includes link to remove the malware from your system if you have any reason to think you might be hit): http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/07 ... ss-july-9/
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby LinxCross » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:52 pm

I'm still here!
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby Tsuyoshi » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:12 pm

LinxCross wrote:I'm still here!

Dammit!
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby chibianimefan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:16 am

wasn't aware of this... well seeing as I never went under, I suppose I'm safe too
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby Narcosis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:18 pm

chibianimefan wrote:wasn't aware of this... well seeing as I never went under, I suppose I'm safe too


Yeah, I suppose your torrent downloads of furry hentai were clean...metaphorically speaking.
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby chibianimefan » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:42 pm

I see what you did there, all seriousness aside... I don't think Gijinka or anthro counts.
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby geikou » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:13 am

It turns out that being online is not an indication that you are DNSChanger-free.
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Re: July 9th: 300,000 PCs Go Offline

Postby chibianimefan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:39 am

huh... interesting, well I do use AT&T
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