The present virus was designed to redirect Internet traffic through rogue DNS servers that would be controlled by criminals. The FBI divulged this. This week around 245,000 computers worldwide were still infected by Alureon and its brethren, as per the security firm Deteque. This figure includes 45,355 computers in the United States.
When the rogue servers were taken down, a federal judge in New York ordered all the victim's computers be repaired. The temporary servers will shut down at 12:01 am EDT (0401 GMT) on Monday that also points to the fact that the infected PCs that have not been fixed will no longer be able to connect to the Internet. Seven people have been charged in the US for this worldwide virtual fraud. One of the seven, who is in Russia, is still at large while other six were arrested from Estonia.
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