DNS Changer D-Day Approaches
Jul 05, 2012, 23:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
While the DNS Changer malware has been known for some time, there are still potentially hundreds of thousands of Internet users that will be at risk come July 9th. Internet security company IID (Internet Identity) has reported that at least 60 companies on the Fortune 500 list are currently infected with DNS Changer. While that number might seem large, it is a significant improvement over the 50 percent, or 250 Fortune 500 companies that IID suspects were infected with DNS Changer in January of this year. U.S Government agencies also were heavily infected at the beginning of the year with 49 percent of them at risk in January. As of June, IID reports that only 4 percent of U.S. government agencies are still infected with DNS Changer.