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I saw a thread earlier about lots of sites being shut down due to a server issue that the FBI was investigating.. I can't remember where I saw it but I want to find it again. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Hello Laurence,

    You're referring to a trojan attack on Canadian servers, I guess. Here's the link.

    It's some kind of a DNSChanger malware. If you want to check if your computer isn't infected, visit http://www.dns-ok.ca. Click 'I agree.' If it shows green, you're safe. You got to make sure that your machine is clean from this trojan before it hits midnight of July 9th, or you're offline until further notice.


    I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    yes. That is the one. Thanks very much for that. I saw it before but could not remember what it was called. My pc is fine thank goodness.
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    • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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      Hello Laurence,

      It's our pleasure to be of help to you.

      If I may request, I think it'll help a lot of Canadian Warriors if you can update the title of your post to 'Thousands of Canadians and other people worldwide could lose internet access July 9 due to virus.' It's just a suggestion though. I was thinking of posting that thread but we don't want to duplicate posts.

      Cheers!


      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      yes. That is the one. Thanks very much for that. I saw it before but could not remember what it was called. My pc is fine thank goodness.
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  • Profile picture of the author twentytwo
    Well I am from the USA, and I check it lol. I never heard about this tell now. Oh, and yes I'm green.
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    • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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      Hello twentytwo,

      It's a DNSChanger, which is a trojan type of malware. It can infect anybody else's computer, especially if you don't have any security software installed.

      According to our research, this trojan has infected 570,000+ computers already and the FBI and Canadian IT authorities have been working double time to suppress this trojan from spreading.

      That means we all got to be extra careful when downloading a 'free' software or when we receive an email from an anonymous sender with links in it. Remember, a trojan appears to be something useful but once it hits your computer, it'll unleash it's true intent, which is to nothing but to damage your computer (so you can't run your WSO anymore and do business online being the least).


      Originally Posted by twentytwo View Post

      Well I am from the USA, and I check it lol. I never heard about this tell now. Oh, and yes I'm green.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Whew.....checked my computer and got the green light!

    Thanks for pointing this out. I had never heard of it!

    I loved this in the message - "Operation Ghostclick"......very James Bondish!
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Anyone know if we can check our hosts for this infections? I am a bit worried about my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author EddieWade
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    I got the e-mail yesterday.
    I thought it was another false e-mail alert, but I thought what if it isn't, really?
    So... I checked it and I am all green! :-)
    But I was wondering if anyone turned red...
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  • Profile picture of the author anton111
    I'm green,but two of my sites are infected!DAMN YOU MALWARE!
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