UK has 'two weeks' to protect against major computer virus

The UK has a "two week period" to protect itself from a major computer virus that could give hackers access to sensitive information - costing the country millions of pounds, the National Crime Agency has said.

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1 million computers infected by powerful malware

Around 1 million computers globally have already been infected by the new malware, FBI said.

Roughly 25% of the computers are located in the US, with around 15,500 hit in the UK.

Roughly 25% of infected computers are located in the United States Credit: FBI

The FBI said the malware, known as GameOver Zeus, has helped hackers wipe out hundreds of millions of dollars from accounts around the world.

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