Virgin Media has teamed up with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in order to help protect its broadband customers against the Spyeye trojan.
The company announced that it is going ahead with the initiatives it had taken last year in order to safeguard its customers against potentially threatening internet malware, and also that it had called in SOCA to alert customers if they have fallen victim to the malware.
The Spyeye trojan, which can collect its victims’ sensitive personal information such as bank account details, has emerged as one of most potentially harmful threats in recent years. Many experts have gone so far as to compare it to the Zeus malware, which allegedly stole over £500,000 from UK consumers in 2010.
"Cybercrime is on the rise and the increasing sophistication of malware infections mean that all internet users could be at risk with devastating effects," said Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, The Inquirer reports.
"We are taking this proactive approach to help protect our customers and to provide them the support and advice they need to stay safe online so that they can enjoy the best of the internet without the worry," he added.