15,500 computers in UK infected with new malware

More than 15,500 computers in the UK are currently infected by a new powerful malware, with many more potentially at risk, the National Crime Agency said.

GOZeuS is thought to be behind fraudulent transfers of hundreds of millions of pounds globally.

"Our message is simple: update your operating system and make this a regular occurrence, update your security software and use it and, think twice before clicking on links or attachments in unsolicited emails," Andy Archibald, Deputy Director of the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit, said.

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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.