Users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could be at serious risk, with criminals hoping to be able to steal users banking passwords and other personal data.

The risk presents itself when users visit particular websites with infected code.

Security firm Trend Micro said that it has found the exploit on several websites, which until now has mostly been used to steal computer game passwords.

Microsoft has only confirmed that Internet Explorer 7 is at risk, and is yet to determine if other version of its popular web browser are affected.

A patch is in the works and we will update you when it is released.

Update: A patch has been released and should be pushed out to users with automatic updates turned on, or alternatively users can go to Windows Update and get the patch.

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