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DNSChanger malware: What's next?

Ian Paul | July 10, 2012
This particularly nasty piece of malware first surfaced in 2007 and is able to reroute a PC's Web traffic without knowledge of the user.

As its name suggests, DNSChanger was able to change the DNS settings on a computer and put those PCs and how they navigate the Web under the control of the criminal gang. The FBI says the Estonia-based group used DNSChanger to replace legitimate Web advertising with their own, reaping at least $14 million in ill-gotten gains in the process.

 

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