Earlier this week you may have heard that the UK National Crime Agency and the FBI have managed to disrupt two cybercrime operations. These were GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker.
GameOver Zeus malware is a kind of virus that creates a 'botnet'. A botnet is a network of computers that spread viruses and transfer banking information to defraud people and banks. Cryptolocker is a type of 'ransomware' that locks files on the victim's hard drive and demands payment for the decryption key that unlocks the files. This threat is targeted at computers running any version of Windows Operating System including Windows running on Apple Mac and any servers running Windows.
You have until 15th June to protect yourself
Your home computers may be vulnerable to attack but the success of this operation means there's a window of time from now until 15th June in which to protect them
OK, fair enough, but what I can't understand is why these threats are (apparently) not threats at present but will be on 15th June?