The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) had been tasked by the FBI to operate replacement DNS servers — and those DNS server were in fact taken down on July 9th. However, U.S.-based ISPs have stepped in to cushion the fall by re-routing users to ensure they don’t lose their Internet access.
Among those ISPs continuing to operate re-direct users even after the July 9th takedown is U.S telecom giant Verizon, as well as AT&T, CenturyLink and Cox Communications.
“To provide a seamless experience for the remaining small percentage of customers impacted by the well-known DNSChanger virus, AT&T will operate legitimate domain name system servers through year’s end,” an AT&T spokesperson told InternetNews. “This gives adequate time for them to remove it from their computers and avoid service interruption.”