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Uhhh Internet Attack?

Ren
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6/1/2012 11:31:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Oh my.

http://www.foxnews.com...

So, apparently, there is some large scale internet attack on Americans.

Lol, might wanna look into it and make sure you're good. o.O
Ren
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6/1/2012 11:33:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The DNS system is a network of servers that translates a web address -- such as http://www.foxnews.com... -- into the numerical addresses that computers use. Victim computers were reprogrammed to use rogue DNS servers owned by the attackers. This allowed the attackers to redirect computers to fraudulent versions of any website.

The hackers earned profits from advertisements that appeared on websites that victims were tricked into visiting. The scam netted the hackers at least $14 million, according to the FBI. It also made thousands of computers reliant on the rogue servers for their Internet browsing.

When the FBI and others arrested six Estonians last November, the agency replaced the rogue servers with Vixie's clean ones. Installing and running the two substitute servers for eight months is costing the federal government about $87,000.

The number of victims is hard to pinpoint, but the FBI believes that on the day of the arrests, at least 568,000 unique Internet addresses were using the rogue servers. Five months later, FBI estimates that the number is down to at least 360,000. The U.S. has the most, about 85,000, federal authorities said. Other countries with more than 20,000 each include Italy, India, England and Germany. Smaller numbers are online in Spain, France, Canada, China and Mexico.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com...
16kadams
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6/1/2012 11:41:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I checked

Cleared
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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Ren
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6/1/2012 11:48:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
UHHHHH.

Cyber experts tell Fox News that once in a computer network, Flame is powerful enough to initiate webcams, microphones, and Bluetooth connections in order to extract contact lists, record conversations and more.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com...

LOL.

Dude.

It is not safe right now.

Things are gonna come to a head, soon...
16kadams
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6/2/2012 12:04:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
There's 2?!
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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bossyburrito
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6/2/2012 12:36:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/1/2012 11:48:28 PM, Ren wrote:
UHHHHH.

Cyber experts tell Fox News that once in a computer network, Flame is powerful enough to initiate webcams, microphones, and Bluetooth connections in order to extract contact lists, record conversations and more.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com...

LOL.

Dude.

It is not safe right now.

Things are gonna come to a head, soon...

http://www.quickmeme.com...
#UnbanTheMadman

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Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

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Ren
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6/2/2012 1:50:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/2/2012 12:36:06 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 6/1/2012 11:48:28 PM, Ren wrote:
UHHHHH.

Cyber experts tell Fox News that once in a computer network, Flame is powerful enough to initiate webcams, microphones, and Bluetooth connections in order to extract contact lists, record conversations and more.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com...

LOL.

Dude.

It is not safe right now.

Things are gonna come to a head, soon...

http://www.quickmeme.com...

Lol.

Worms from nasty websites are one thing, but a virus that can be installed remotely using only an IP address is a horse of a different color.

I'd say the same for a virus that might literally remove internet access from hundreds of thousands of computers across the world in July.

On the other hand, I'm a little confused... why are only highly conservative outlets reporting this?

http://www.google.com...

That's quite strange.