Russian hacker 'admits to writing malware' in web chat

A Russian man charged by the US authorities with running a hacking gang behind the new powerful malware GameOver Zeus has admitted to writing the software in online forums, FBI documents revealed.

Evgeniy Bogachev told his associates that he had written the credential-stealing software Zeus while chatting to them online, FBI 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.