Warning as hackers steal millions from UK Banks accounts

Warning as hackers steal millions from UK Banks accounts

I have just seen a warning issued on both ITV and the BBC news websites regarding hackers stealing millions from UK bank accounts, along with a virus affecting thousands of computers.

ITV news have reported: ‘The warning from the National Crime Agency (NCA) came after it emerged that thieves had used “particularly virulent” malware to siphon money from the accounts of innocent victims.

At least one “significant arrest” has already been made, and thousands of accounts are believed to have been affected by the use of the Dridex malware by sophisticated online criminals.

Brits are now being asked to act on protecting themselves as the hackers have already stole £20 million.

We are being asked to take some time to make sure our operating systems and anti-virus software are up to date to help prevent us falling victim to any attacks.

‘Criminals have developed the malicious Dridex software (malware) – also known as Bugat and Cridex – to target financial institutions and payment systems around the world.

Computers can become affected by the virus when users open documents in emails they believe to be legitimate.

The software can then harvest users’ online banking details, allowing criminals to steal money from users’ accounts.

According to the NCA, thousands of computers in the UK could have been infected, with the majority being Windows users.’

The investigation is currently ongoing and there is expected to be further arrests made.

CLICK HERE to read the full article on ITV news. 

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