Hundreds of thousands of Internet users worldwide could be without Internet access on Monday due to a clever Estonian-engineered “malware” virus, according to the FBI.
Will your computer be among the afflicted?
The indisputably clever DNS-Changer software was created by a ring of Estonian criminals. The group engineered the malware to redirect users computers from the DNS (domain-name-server) servers they chose to search for, to “rogue” servers manufactured by the miscreants, according to the FBI.
According to the FBI, the DNS-Changer virus now affects around 275,000 computers worldwide.
You can use this FBI website to check and see if your computer is among those affected. I just checked, and I recommend you do too.