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UK ISPs to Help Identify User Machines With Malicious Gameover Zeus Software

     
4:43 pm on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm just waiting for the calls from friends to help check their machines.

People have "two weeks" to protect themselves from a "powerful computer attack", the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned.

Users are being told to take "immediate" action to protect their computers after US authorities seized a major criminal network.

The FBI, working with the NCA, has taken control of a botnet used to steal personal and financial data.

More than 15,000 machines in the UK are thought to have been infected to date.UK ISPs to Help Identify User Machines With Malicious Gameover Zeus Software [bbc.co.uk]
The action related to a strain of malware - meaning malicious software - known as Gameover Zeus. Its alternative names include GOZeus and P2PZeus.
6:57 pm on June 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Does it never occur to journalists to specify which operating systems are affected?
9:47 am on June 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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They don't want to confuse readers with "jargon"!
10:27 pm on June 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The main national television news made it very clear it was "Windows" and not Macs.
8:25 am on June 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I am glad the TV news got it right, the article assumes people use Windows.