Internet Doomsday – Will your Internet be shut off today?

**Update: Doomsday has been and gone.  If you’re reading this – Congratulations! You made it through safely.

Up to 6000 Australians may have their Internet disrupted at 2pm today after the FBI plans to switch off a temporary solution to a computer malware named “DNSchanger”.

Estonian hackers created this malicious software in an attempt to control victims’ DNS – which is the system allowing users to access the internet and send email.  The malicious DNS servers would give fake, malicious answers, altering user searches, and promoting fake and dangerous products. Because every web search starts with DNS, the malware showed users an altered version of the Internet.

The FBI and Estonian authorities have been working on the problem since last November, with a temporary server created to allow infected users to keep accessing the web.   This is due to be turned off at 2:00pm today which will effectively stop infected users from accessing the Internet.

Australians can easily check whether they have been effected by following this link – http://www.dns-ok.gov.au.

Further information about the DNS Changer Malware can be found here: http://www.dcwg.org/

Online Investigations Pty Ltd are a private investigation company based in Melbourne, Australia.  Experienced private investigators and detectives in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and Worldwide. Servicing Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and International.

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  1. Amalie Wardrop Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I wasn’t infected although I was waiting for a Y2K type phenomenon. sigh…maybe next time.

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