Disk-wiping malware

Iran CERT Reports New Data-Wiping Malware

Computer systems in Iran are being targeted by a new strain of malware that is capable of wiping disk partitions clean of files. Security researchers are calling the attacks simplistic, yet effective.Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said the malware launches only on pre-determined dates and will delete all files on drives D through I. It also deletes user profiles and will wipe all files on the computer’s desktop.

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