Threat to the continuity of internet access the whole world rumored to be arriving on July 9, 2012. Mention of that date is the day of “internet doomsday“, due to act of malware called DNS Changer Trojan.
Reported by the Examiner, Wednesday (07/04/2012), the malware is causing the user cannot access the Internet via the personal computer. DNS Changer will infect Windows PC operating system, Mac and routers around the world.
Although this seems to be a rumor, but this could be exploited by hackers to hijack victim’s Web traffic. Then, hackers can change the route to their sites for malicious purposes.
After the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in “Operation Ghost Click” caught hackers in November last year, the FBI set up temporary server to maintain the computers that infected with Trojan for a while. So, users can clean it up. They decided July 9, 2012 is the time to disable the server.
Through F-Secure site explains, DNS Changer is a Trojan that changes the Domain Name Server (DNS) on the infected system. The Trojan is able to divert Internet traffic to the unwanted site and potentially illegal.
The Trojan typically have a small size, about 1.5 kilobytes. Designed to change the Registry Key value in the ‘nameserver’ to a custom IP address. IP address is usually encrypted in the trojan’s body. As a result of these changes, victim’s computer will contact with the new DNS server.Advertisement