Here is a brief explanation of whats going on…
below it are my thoughts…
Thousands of computer owners may find it impossible to reach the Internet on Monday despite an unprecedented campaign by a coalition of tech security groups and the online giants Google (GOOG) and Facebook, which have sought to warn people about the malicious software known as DNSChanger.
you can check if you have it here…
http://dns-ok.us/ will state if you are or are not infected
If you have an active antivirus and don’t feel like anything weird is going on with your system then you are fine, but if you are not certain go the link above to make sure you have a green light.
So the story is the FBI found these servers and rather then take them down they left them up because ‘thousands of people, including fortune 500 companies could be infected”.
This story is implausible for a variety of reasons, first what difference does it make if they took them down last year or now, secondly are we really supposed to believe that there are all of these fortune 500 companies infected with malware? The truth is painfully obvious.
If the FBI leaves these servers up they have the opportunity to track all traffic from every user that is infected. Information that is not readily available without a dns server sitting between these users and the internet.
“Update on March 12, 2012: To assist victims affected by the DNSChanger malicious software, the FBI obtained a court order authorizing the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary clean DNS servers. This solution is temporary, providing additional time for victims to clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time.”
It should concern everyone that the FBI is able to just continue using the technology these hackers created. The hackers need to be prosecuted, and the servers should have been taken down immediately!