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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BWAHAHAHAHA! New virus wiping out Iranian hard drives

The Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo is reporting that a new computer virus is wiping out computer hard drives in Iran (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
A mysterious new computer virus has infected Iranian computers and is completely wiping users’ hard drives, according to Iranian officials.
The “efficient” virus is said to “wipe files on different drives in various predefined times” and cannot be detected by anti-virus software, Iran’s official Information Technology Organization revealed in a statement over the weekend.
The malware does not appear to be as sophisticated as previous viruses that have targeted computers governing Iran’s nuclear program, according to the statement.
However, the website Ars Technica reported that the virus bears similarities to previous programs used to spy on Iran:
Dubbed Batchwiper, the malware systematically wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I, along with any files stored on the Windows desktop of the user who is logged in when it’s executed, according to security researchers who independently confirmed the findings. The reports come seven months after an investigation into another wiper program targeting the region led to the discovery of Flame, the highly sophisticated espionage malware reportedly designed by the US and Israel to spy on Iran. Wiper, as the earlier wiping program is known, shared a file-naming convention almost identical to those used by the state-sponsored Stuxnet and Duqu operations, an indication it may have been related, security researchers said.
And the virus stays on the computer after it has been rebooted. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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2 Comments:

At 9:23 AM, Blogger tsiya said...

Sounds like someone over there is visiting a lot of porn sites!!

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger angrymike said...

Obama takes credit in..3..2...

 

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