Lucky Patchers, a company that helps consumers scan their computers for spyware, says it has found malware in some of its customers’ Internet browsing.
The company’s website says it discovered malware in 10 of its subscribers’ PCs.
It says customers should “continue to scan their devices for suspicious software.”
Lucky Patcher CEO Matthew Wessel told Ars Technica that the malware was a software version of SpyHunter, an open-source software program.
Wessel told The Associated Press that the company has been in contact with Google and Facebook and that it will provide more details when the company gets more time.
Security firm FireEye has also identified SpyHunter as the malware responsible for the attack, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
“LuckyPatcher’s malware found in some users’ PCs is highly sophisticated, and is highly likely to have been crafted by an insider,” FireEye said in a blog post Monday.
“This is the first time we’ve seen this type of malware in the wild and we suspect it’s the first to be discovered by our customers.”