If your computer does not run Windows, stop right here. This does not affect you – but other problems might, so always keep your antivirus up to date.
If you are using Windows, read on.
Gameover Zeus is a particularly nasty piece of malware – malicious software – that will fish around your computer for files that look like they may contain financial or other sensitive information. Once it finds them, it steals them.
The FBI has said that the criminals in this case used “phishing” emails to install Gameover Zeus on victims’ computers. A phishing email is one that looks like it came from somewhere official, like your bank, but didn’t – instead directing you to mistakenly download the malware.