July 9 was declared to be the Internet-Blackout Day. The reason behind is a Malware popularly known as DNSChanger, which was created by cyber-criminals to redirect the infected-user’s system by changing their “Domain Name Systems“(DNS). This malware was expected to have taken over around 40,00,000 computers worldwide, while FBI has tracked down around 2,10,000 computers were still active. The ring behind the malware was shut down by the FBI as well as other Law enforcement agencies last year.
FBI was maintaining a fix for these infected computers which were still activate, while accessing the Internet, since 8 months and now this fix was turned off on Sunday by FBI. This resulted to the black out of the Internet Connection on those infected computers permanently.
It is expected that around 2,10,000 infected computers which were still activate got disconnected on Monday. Over 41,000 computers in the US got the disconnection. A DNS Changer Working Group was educating users over the malware, even a website was launched where the browsers can simply get connected and find out whether their system is free from the malware or is infected.
A GOOD NEWS for your system which is still connected to the Internet that means your system is not infected. The Blackout Day passed away yesterday leading to 2,10,000 computers accross the world, loosing their Internet connection.