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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.