Going Viral

If You’re Blocked From the Internet Monday, It’s All This Estonian Crime Ring’s Fault

FBI agents look like Tom Cruise like. (Photo: IMDB)

On July 9th, hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe will be blocked from the Internet. It’s the final phase of Operation Ghost Click, an FBI investigation into the¬†DNSChanger virus.

Last year, the agency and other international authorities apprehended a crime ring of six Estonian hackers who built a complex system of false DNS servers. The customized virus, reports CBC, was spread through¬†“infected emails, bad websites, and malware scripts,” and affected nearly 650,000 computers around the globe. Read More