Re: check computer for Mondays Malware infection
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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2012 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: check computer for Mondays Malware infection
From what I already know, a number of computers worldwide
have been infected with a stealth virus that routinely hacked the
Domain Name Servers ("DNS"). These work just like a
correspondence table, with domain names in one column
and their corresponding Internet Protocol ("IP") numbers
in another column.
In Command Prompt aka DOS Window, try the PING command
and use www.google.com as the argument, like this:
C:\> ping www.google.com
You'll see that the first thing it does is to find the corresponding
IP number; then, it sends a 32-byte "packet" to that address,
which the target server will simply echo back, just like a sonar "ping".
"One ping please!" said The Hunt for Red October's Captain,
played by Sean Connery:
Once you know the IP number, you can also PING that IP directly.
Now, when DNS servers are hijacked, they substitute
a completely different correspondence table,
which associates the WRONG IP with a certain
group of domain names.
So, instead of the IP that the PING command SHOULD
associate with the domain google.com, a DIFFERENT IP
is associated with that domain.
From that point onwards, an Internet browser is
retrieving files from a completely different server computer.
(A similar problem would occur if a phony telephone book
were published, and the telephone number associated
with your name was, instead, the cell phone number for a
heroin dealer in Afghanistan.)
To identify and "trap" these false DNS servers,
the FBI set up a batch of proxy servers that
perform special handling of these wrong IP numbers.
The FBI has announced their plans to shut down
these proxy servers.
So, BEST WAY is to contact your Internet service provider
("ISP") to request their advice, in light of these announced FBI plans.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964
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All Rights Reserved without PrejudiceOn Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM, javeon99 wrote:
When I first heard about this, I figured it was just some way for the
FBI to be able to scan everyone's computer...search their files, you
know...typical shady stuff. So it is legit? I"m having a hard time
trusting anything from any agencies anymore.
Should I click the link????
On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 6:47 PM, Paul Andrew Mitchell wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jon Steele
> Date: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM
> Subject: check computer for Mondays Malware infection
> To: Ruth Martinson
> Here's the link to verify your computer is not affected.
> Click the link, if the background of the picture is Green you are OK
> You should visit this link from all of your computers, if the background of
> the image is Red,
> If you want more details visit the FBI site