No Internet Connection For DNSChanger Victims As FBI Will Shutdown DNSChanger Servers on July 9

No Internet Connection For DNSChanger Victims As FBI Will Shutdown DNSChanger Servers on July 9
Earlier in this year FBI carried out Operation Ghost Click to destroy the DNSChanger network and set up a replacement server which redirected DNS queries from affected computers to their correct destinations. This was a temporary solution, so now the FBI decided the server which is still infecting millions of people is set to be switched off on the 9th of July, I mean this Monday.  This will mean that users who are infected with the malware will be almost completely unable to access the internet normally. Users are therefore advised to check whether their computers or routers use one of the FBI-listed IP addresses for DNS queries, well before the server shutdown, by visiting dnschanger.eu or dns-ok.us. Users who want to check their configuration manually need to look out for the following IP address ranges:-
  • 85.255.112.0 to 85.255.127.255
  • 67.210.0.0 to 67.210.15.255
  • 93.188.160.0 to 93.188.167.255
  • 77.67.83.0 to 77.67.83.255
  • 213.109.64.0 to 213.109.79.255
  • 64.28.176.0 to 64.28.191.255
If an address from one of the above ranges is already set as the DNS server on the computer or router, it is infected with DNSChanger. Users can find out where to locate this DNS server information for their particular case using a wizard set up by the eco association. Future DNS queries can be made using servers such as Google's at 8.8.8.8. 
Although this date and the DNS problem have been public knowledge for several months, there are still thousands of infected computers in use in the UK. Two months ago, the FBI was still registering queries from around 20,000 UK IP addresses. From Monday, users will only be able to visit web sites from infected computers by entering the IP address directly (e.g. http://193.99.144.80 for heise.de). 



-Source (The-H)



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