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Beebone Malware Alert

The National Crime Agency (NCA) and Get Safe Online are today urging the public and small businesses to protect themselves against a powerful type of malicious software (malware) that has hit the UK and could cost computer users millions of pounds. To combat the threat, action taken by the NCA against the cyber criminals has created a brief window of opportunity to get you to protect your money and information.

The Beebone (also known as AAEH) botnet, a polymorphic downloader bot which installs various forms of malware on victims’ computers. Initial figures show that over 12 000 computers have been infected, however it is likely there are many more.

We urge you to protect yourself by making sure internet security software is installed and updated, by running scans and checking that your computer operating systems and software programs are up to date.

The free tools below have been specially developed and made available to you by a number of internet security software companies. You can use any of these tools regardless of the make of internet security software you normally use.

http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

https://www.f-secure.com/en_US/web/home_us/online-scanner

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/threat-encyclopedia/web-attack/151/operation-source-botnet-takedown-trend-micro-solutions

https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx