Anyone who hasn’t scanned their computer for malware some time during the past year should seriously do so before this coming Monday. That’s because the FBI estimates that roughly 277,000 computers worldwide — including 64,000 computers in the United States — will be knocked offline on July 9th due to a piece of malware that first started infecting PCs more than a year ago. Per The Associated Press, the malware in question was originally part of data-stealing scam that would rewrite machines’ DNS information to reroute sensitive data traffic such as credit card information to hackers’ servers. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
DNSChanger malware set to kick 277,000 computers off the web Monday
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).