Many PCs to lose Internet today

    Many PCs to lose Internet today

     

    In India, thousands of PCs that are affected by the a malicious virus called DNSChanger might lose Internet access today (that is on 9th July), claims McAfee, the web security firm.

    DNSChanger is a malware computer program. This will redirect the Internet traffic to fake websites. As per the reports, the affected machines will lose the Web access as the FBI will shut the DNSChanger related servers today. The DNS check will be done and the affected machines will no longer be able to connect to the Internet.

    The servers that are associated with the DNSChanger malware will be allowed to work only till July 9th 2012. The highest number of DNS infections are in US followed Italy and India.

    As per the DCWG (DNS Changer Working Group), there are around 300,000 systems that are affected all over the globe. Of this, 69,500 machines are in US, 26,500 in Italy, 21,300 in India and 19,589 in UK. The DCWG is an independent group of security experts who are figuring out the malware.

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