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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.

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New malware 'nearly impossible' to wipe out

The design of a new powerful malware makes it "nearly impossible" to completely wipe out, but a coordinated response by the authorities can control it, computer security expert said.

Lamar Bailey, director of security research and development at software company Tripwire, said countries are rolling out a programme to clean up infected computers, asking users to update their security systems.

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