For years, hackers have targeted computer users by infecting websites. And based on recent reports, we have confirmed that cyber criminals are up to the same, no good behavior—this time targeting Internet Explorer 8. If you use Internet Explorer 6, 7, 9 or 10, this issue will not affect you.
If you are running Internet Explorer 8, we recommend upgrading immediately or installing the newly released Fix it (an easy, one-click download to help keep your computer protected). Not sure if you are running Internet Explorer 8? Learn how to check your web browser version.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates here as needed. Tomorrow, we’ll publish information about the monthly Security Updates planned for May.
To find tips on how to stay safer online, visit the Microsoft Safety and Security Center.