News Column

'Two Weeks' To Prepare For Cyber Attack

June 2, 2014

The National Crime Agency is warning computer users they have two weeks to protect against a "powerful computer attack".

Two pieces of malware software known as GOZeuS and CryptoLocker are at the centre of the alert.

People are being warned to make sure their security software is installed and up to date, and to run scans to check for any problems.

Important files should also be backed up, said the National Crime Agency (NCA).

"GOZeuS (also known as P2PZeuS) has been assessed as being responsible for the fraudulent transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds globally," said the NCA

"Recent intelligence has suggested that more than 15,500 computers in the UK are currently infected, with many more potentially at risk."

More follows...

For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel

Source: Sky News (UK)

Story Tools Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters