If you’re unable to access the internet today don’t panic, you’re not alone. Today is the day that many people will first hear about DNS Changer. The malware itself has been known for quite a while and the FBI has fixed the issue at their end however today is the day that they stop holding together their solution and simply turn the server off so that people will be forced to remove the malware.
Its not unreasonable and the reasoning behind doing so is sound however for people affected simply turning off the internet for them is a fairly harsh solution. A better alternative would be to simply redirect all affected traffic to an FBI website which contains information on the problem and tools to correct the issue.
If you know someone who has inexplicably lost their internet today please visit the ACMA Government website at http://dns-ok.gov.au and follow the instructions contained on there to remove the malware for them. I’d recommend they went to the site themselves… but that’s no longer really possible.