The National Crime Agency (NCA) are urging everyone to protect themselves against the latest powerful malware attack. The NCA are working to combat the two forms of software virus called GOZeuS (also known as P2PZeuS) and CryptoLocker.
Users are infected when they click on attachments or links and with an unprotected computer, this malware is downloaded and will monitor a user’s activities. The short video below explains how this virus allows cyber criminals to access your PC, capture private information and extract cash from users.
It’s estimated that GOZeuS (also known as P2PZeuS) is responsible for the fraudulent transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds globally. There are potentially more than 15,500 infected computers in the UK.
Individuals are advised to back up all files, photos, videos - all important information. Businesses are also advised to make sure their anti-virus protection is up-to-date and to make their employees aware of this threat and the implications of downloading attachments from unknown sources.
While the NCA are working with the FBI, Europol, banking organisations, internet security and ISP sectors, their Get Safe Online campaign is providing advice and tools to help everyone understand how they can protect themselves online.
Trend Micro have launched tools to help you find out if you have been infected and you can download them at their Threat Encyclopedia page
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