Shylock Malware Hit By Authorities

The UK's National Crime Agency has said a cyber-security threat known as Shylock has been disrupted thanks to an international operation.

Shylock is said to have been installed on 30,000 machines worldwide, but mostly targeted bank accounts of people living in the UK. The malware also affected computers running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

The NCA urged the public to make sure their security software was up to date.

The latest work to tackle the malware has been led by UK intelligent services, working in conjunction with security experts based in The Hague.

Andy Archibald, deputy director of the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit said: "The NCA is co-ordinating an international response to a cybercrime threat to businesses and individuals around the world.

"This phase of activity is intended to have a significant effect on the Shylock infrastructure and demonstrates how we are using partnerships across sectors and across national boundaries to cut cybercrime impacting the UK."

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