Millions of Windows users have been warned about the 'worst hack in history,' which allows criminals to take over your computer.

CYBER experts are frantically trying to fix one of the worst computer hacks in history.

The dangerous security flaw is known as Log4Shell, and criminals are known to be exploiting it. The Log4Shell attack allows hackers to gain access to computer systems without having to enter a password.

It was discovered by security experts in the popular Microsoft game Minecraft.

It's possible that it could be used to target individuals, corporations, and even governments.

Hackers could execute code on your computer to steal data or plant malware with just a few lines of text in a chat between two computers, according to reports.

However, according to numerous reports, large corporations are the most vulnerable to Log4Shell.

Apple and Amazon may even be using servers that criminals could take advantage of with this hack.

Fortunately, a patch is believed to be possible, and many coders are working on it; however, each individual internet company will need to protect their own servers and systems from such a widespread problem.

"The internet is on fire right now," cyber expert Adam Meyers told AP News.

"Everyone is scrambling to patch it, and everyone is scrambling to exploit it."

Meyers is a senior vice president at Crowdstrike, a company that is keeping an eye on the hack.

The hack problem is said to be a global issue, with New Zealand's computer emergency response team reporting seeing criminals exploiting it just 12 hours after researchers revealed it. The best thing you can do right now is ensure you have updated security software on your devices.

The impact of the attack on the general public is currently unknown, as the focus appears to be on large corporations.

After the Log4Shell hack was used on a player in the game, a software update for Minecraft was released.

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