Former DNSChanger addresses out in the wild again
European IP address authority RIPE NCC has reallocated two IP address blocks that were previously used by the DNSChanger malware. The FBI and the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) had control over the addresses from last November through to mid-July of this year, in accordance with a US court order, as there was concern about a total blackout for private users’ manipulated computers. It’s much too soon for reallocation, say some members of the DNS Changer Working Group, which has been working with the FBI. Former ISC CEO Barry Greene is at the forefront of the protest.