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The National Crime Agency has alerted the UK public to an unprecedented but brief opportunity to ensure they don't lose money and personal information to cyber criminals. They say UK internet users will have approximately two weeks in which to take straightforward action to rid and protect themselves from powerful types of malicious software (malware), known as GOZeuS and CryptoLocker.

Internet Users can help themselves stay safe by ensuring antivirus software is installed and updated, running scans and checking that computer operating systems are up-to-date, and are advised to back up personal data. Members of the public may receive notification from their Internet Service Providers if they are a victim of this malware.

It is always important to STAY SAFE ONLINE

If you are a victim of fraud you have legal protection which means you will not be liable for any losses unless you have acted fraudulently or without reasonable care.

You can find out more information from Get Safe Online

Members of the public who think they have lost money through malware such as GOZeuS and CryptoLocker should report it to Action Fraud

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