Several years ago, a computer virus called ‘DNS Changer’ started going around which re-programmed computers in America to go to a rogue hacker-controlled DNS network of servers in New York which were really directed from Estonia.
The FBI discovered this virus-rogue DNS operation, but let it continue instead of taking it out.
Months ago the FBI did raid and ‘take out’ the rogue DNS servers.
Then it quietly replaced them with FBI servers.
It did that (according to them) so all the infected computers which had been redirected and slaved to this rogue DNS network could continue to access the Internet.
But now this substitute network is costing too much, so the FBI is pulling the plug…on July 9, 2012.
When this happens, all the infected computers which have been slaved by DNS Changer to the rogue DNS server network (and its FBI replacement) will no longer be able to access the Internet.
To fix this problem, the FBI has established a website through a contracting group called DCWG at dcwg.org where you can go to have the virus removed from your computer so it can be redirected to legitimate DNS servers and you can regain access to the Internet.
‘DCWG’ stands for ‘DNS Changer Working Group,’ which is itself a nebulous consortium formed by equally nebulous companies with names like Internet Systems Consortium, Mandiant National Cyber Forensics, Neustar, Team Cymru and Trend Micro.
(Talk about nebulous names within nebulous names – and consortiums within consortiums)
Names like those listed above are the exact type of names CIA/NSA/FBI front companies like to use while calling themselves contractors.
Warning to the wise: when you let DCWG access your computer, you will probably be letting the FBI and the NSA access your computer.
Needless to say, the DNS Changer phenomenon smells fishy (and I am talking big tuna)…
…and here’s why:
First of all, a virus that reprograms and redirects your computer to rogue servers is not a simple thing.
That is a very complex cookie (if you pardon the pun). It's not something just anyone can do.
As it turns out, it was a very big operation, costing hundreds of thousands (according to the government, it was all in the interest of advertising).
Second, a virus that infects, takes control and redirects entire masses of zombified computers to rogue servers stands out like a sore thumb.
It sticks out because it activates immediate, notable and crucial action on infected computers and redirects them to a huge and easily identifiable network location.
As it happens, the rogue DNS operators were operating out of Estonia (NATO/KGB liason)
It’s hard to believe something this big passed under the radar of the NSA, CIA, FBI, DIA and all the other alphabet soup agencies that are out there protecting us 24/7.
This was a major national security breach!
A virus (and accompanying network) that redirects infected computers to a rogue DNS servers are completely vulnerable to whoever operates those rogue DNS servers.
Can you imagine government, defense or corporate computers falling victim to this?
But these people did not detect any of this in time, and once detected…they continued to let it happen.
And where were all the high falutin’ anti-virus corporate service providers on this one anyway?
Not a quip from any of the anti-virus master experts on one of the most intrusive and well-coordinated virus-network attack in history!
Thirdly, the FBI (and all the rest) once they did identify the threat, decided to take a very weird low-profile approach.
It would have made sense to simply raid and shut-down the rogue DNS servers immediately (to hell with the infected computers).
What the FBI did instead is to let the virus and the network take its course and infect a million computers.
Then, when they busted and shut down the rogue DNS servers, they set up their OWN FBI servers so that all those infected computers which have been made permanently dependent on those rogue DNS servers ‘would not have their Internet service interrupted’ by having all their Internet activities...go directly through the FBI!
The FBI is so kindly and considerate, isn’t it?
It loses sleep when the owners of infected computers lose their Internet service.
And who knew the FBI was in the business of establishing ghost DNS servers?
Well, now it is - confirmed!
So, all the infected and redirected computers are now being re-directed to FBI servers instead of the rogue ones.
But now the FBI is becoming tired of supporting the servers it created to supplant the rogue ones it took out so the infected and dependent slaved computers would not lose the Internet.
It seems the FBI is not only a low-key, public-minded institution, but also a friendly service-oriented organization too.
The owner of an infected computer losing the Internet?
No way! Says the FBI. We got your back!
But now the free humanitarian aid is running out, so all the virus-infected-rogue DNS server-dependent computers will lose the
Internet when the FBI shuts down its rogue DNS replacement server on July 9, 2012.
The FBI kindly asks that if that happens, that you log into a contractor’s (read NSA front) website and have your computer ‘checked out’ out and repaired so you can access the Internet again.
Uh, yeah right.
A virus attack that redirects the nation’s computers onto a rogue DNS server network is allowed to happen by the FBI/NSA and after the rogue network is taken out, its victims are secretly redirected to an FBI (NSA) ghost server.
To avoid being cut off, the FBI now wants you to go to a government (FBI / NSA) contractor’s website and download some secret crap into your computer, which will make things all better again.
But let’s stop and think for a moment.
Why aren’t the major anti-virus companies like Symantec,
McAfee and Kaspersky also in on the fixing action?
Why do we have to go to a creepy and obscure adhoc FBI site to get our fix?
Remember, this whole thing was allowed to happen by the FBI.
They did nothing about it and let it run its course.
Then they redirected all the infected computers into the FBI itself.
Now they want all the infected people to download something and register with (don't worry the registration will be automatic, secret and efficient) the FBI?
I ask again, where were the FBI, the NSA and the anti-virus corporations on this one?
If you ask me, they were IN ON IT.
You want the truth?
Here it is:
The FBI/NSA/(and possibly Mossad) set up the operation to infect the computers of persons they consider SUSPICIOUS PERSONS OF INTEREST.
The ‘virus’ was acquired by visiting sites which ‘terrorists’ might visit, some of them quite innocuous (like Roomates.com for instance-terrorists must remain mobile, right?)
But it’s not all so cut and dry.
If you were targeted by this virus, it was probably because you fit a certain ‘profile,’ such as writing certain things, registering on certain websites, communicating with people overseas, etc.
I don’t think visiting Infowars alone would have made you a target.
Like I said, a million carefully selected ‘suspicious’ individuals have been targeted.
Now the FBI / NSA want you to go to this CIA/NSA front website so you can download some sophisticated spyware that will keep a close eye on you (and do who knows what to your computer).
And at this point, let me add just one more thing:
If you do so, you are a damn fool!
Just don’t do it.
If you are infected, you can simply take your computer off the Internet or get a new one or reformat your computer or completely delete and reload the hard drive or simply get a technician to change your DNS.
Chances are other computers at home would have been infected too, so you might have to ditto with them (or at least have them re-loaded).
Computers are cheap anyway, especially older ones with older operating systems which happen to be more virus-proof than the newer ones.
So one option is to get another computer (maybe with the previous owners name and registration on it) and put it on the Internet.
Download your important files off the infected one and erase the hard drive…or keep it around the house for doing non-Internet things like writing poetry or playing video games…or better yet…sell it.
You might even take this as an opportunity to switch to more virus proof operating systems like Ubuntu (which uses Linux).
Whatever you do, If your computer does go off the Internet DO NOT GO TO THE CREEPY FBI SITE AND DOWNLOAD THEIR CRAP ONTO YOUR COMPUTER.
This is the first FBI cyber offensive to mark the targets for the big takeout.
If you fall for this one, I am sorry, but you are one stupid fool and deserve what you have coming.
Like the FBI said, this is more of what the future holds rather than the exception.
If you lose access to the Internet due to DNS Changer, DO NOT GO TO DCWG.ORG, instead, replace your computer (as delineated above).
This is a government cyber-spying operation aimed at targeted 'suspicious' American individuals.
It has the potential of becoming something big, as the computers of more and more targeted individuals begin going offline and the effect is spread to other computers at home.
As such, it is the equivalent of an Internet denial operation.
The message from the FBI is (in so many platitudes) this: You are a suspect. Either yield to special government surveillance of you and your computer or be denied the Internet.
This is something that will become more and more open as we go along.
But do keep an eye out for 'Conspiracy Pundits' refusing to report the suspicious FBI connection to DNS Changer or (worse yet) urging you to go to DCW.ORG immediately!
While ‘DNS Changer’ is a deceptive switch operation, in the future, suspicious individuals will be denied the Internet unless they submit (either openly or covertly) to government tracking of their computers.