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Microsoft: Fake ransomware targets Ukraine in data-wiping attacks

Microsoft is warning of destructive data-wiping malware disguised as ransomware being used in attacks against multiple organizations in Ukraine. Starting January 13th, Microsoft detected the new attacks that combined a destructive MBRLocker with a data-corrupting malware used to destroy the victim’s data intentionally. A two-stage attack destroys data Microsoft calls this new malware family ‘WhisperGate’ …

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