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    Seven Charged with Infecting Computers with DNS Changing Software

    Seven Charged with Infecting Computers with DNS Changing Software

    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Seven Individuals for Engineering Sophisticated Internet Fraud Scheme That Infected Millions of Computers Worldwide and Manipulated Internet Advertising Business Malware Secretly Re-Routed More Than 4 Million Computers, Generating at Least $14 Million in Fraudulent Advertising Fees for the Defendants.

    The staff of the University Information Security Office (UISO) were pleased to hear about seven individuals being charged with infected computers with DNS changing malicious software.  For years now, this software would change the DNS settings of Windows computers, Mac computers, and even home routers to red