Microsoft will release an emergency patch on Wednesday to fix a perilous
software flaw allowing hackers to hijack Internet Explorer browsers and
take over computers.
The US software giant said on Tuesday that in response to "the threat to
customers" it immediately mobilized security engineering teams worldwide
to deliver a software cure "in the unprecedented time of eight days."
According to researchers at software security firm Trend Micro, attacks
based on the vulnerability in the world's most popular Web browser are
spreading "like wildfire" with millions of computers already compromised.