Facebook begins notifying DNSChanger victims

Summary:Facebook is beginning to notify DNSChanger victims using the world's most popular social network.

Following Google's recently launched initiative aiming to notify DNSChanger victims, Facebook is also following the example and is beginning to notify victims using the world's most popular social network.

The partnership between Facebook's Product Security Team and the DNSChanger Working Group aims to reach out to the tens of thousands of users still infected with the DNSChanger malware, as they risk losing Internet connectivity on July 9, 2012 when the temporary severs maintaining the infrastructure will be shut down.

You can also check whether you're infected with the DNSChanger malware, by using the DNS Changer Check Up Service, instead of waiting for Google or Facebook to issue you an alert.

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Topics: Social Enterprise


Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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