The ISC has written a number of diaries about DNSChanger in the past, including this excellent diary by a number of ISC Handlers, so I am not going to rehash the history.
With the FBI’s March 8th deadline for disabling the DNSChanger resolvers rapidly approaching, the predictable fearmongering is beginning in the blogosphere and the regular press. Rest assured that DNSChanger infected a relatively small number of computers compared to most infections, and turning off the temporary resolvers will barely be blip on the Internet. There are some suggestions that the FBI may extend this deadline to permit companies to complete their cleanup. Frankly I am on the fence about whether or not an extension is a good idea. I certainly don’t want to entertain the possibility that the companies that I do business with, and entrust my personal information to, may take more than 4 months to cleanup a known malware infection. Continue reading DNSChanger resolver shutdown deadline is March 8th