How DNSChanger Malware Works

DNSChanger is malicious software (malware) that changes a user’s Domain Name System (DNS) settings, in order to divert traffic to unsolicited and potentially illegal sites. Beginning in 2007, the cyber ring responsible for DNSChanger operated under the company name “Rove Digital” and used the malware to manipulate users’ Web activity by redirecting unsuspecting users to […]

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Attackers Using DNS Poisoning to Hijack Domains, Divert Traffic

Several “activist hackers” appear to be using DNS poisoning and other attacks against the Domain Name System to divert users away from legitimate sites. Instead of just launching distributed denial-of-service attacks, cyber-attackers have started hijacking domain names and redirecting traffic from legitimate sites to malicious ones. The hacker group Anonymous recently managed to hijack the […]

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DeSopa – DNS Evasion to Stop Oppressive Policy in America

Powerful special interests are attempting to force legislation for tighter control of the Internet, because they believe such legislation will preserve their power. The bill they have sponsored, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), not only has severe consequences for the Internet, it doesn’t even achieve their objectives. The internet creates market efficiencies that forces industries […]

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