Back in late 2011 the FBI dismantled a large and sophisticated internet fraud ring behind the
DNSChanger virus/malware. Part of this malware involved directing victim's DNS requests to rogue servers controlled by the malware authors.
After arresting the perpetrators the FBI and ISC set up "clean" DNS servers to replace the rogue servers used by the malware authors. These servers are scheduled to cease operation on July 9, 2012.
There are plenty of articles, mainly this one that caught my attention. Honestly, I have never heard anything about this until this morning when my boss asked me to "prepare" something for our co-workers to keep them on the up-and-up.
First and foremost, has anyone else heard about this and should I be worried? The DNS at my work environment is not in the range of effected Rogue DNS, but that's not saying mine at home or any of my colleagues might be.
Second, how should I go about "preparing" to make sure everything is safe and functioning like it should be come July 9?