Azov malware trickle-wipes data

And infects other 64-bit executables

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Azov wiper deletes 666 bytes of data at a time, researcher warns
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Azov wiper deletes 666 bytes of data at a time, researcher warns

The Azov 'ransomware', which has been widely distributed in recent days, has been found to actually be a data wiper that purposefully deletes information on victim machines and infects other applications.

Azov first appeared last month, when researchers discovered that a threat actor was spreading it using pirated software, cracks and adware packages. The malware pretended to encrypt data, even s...

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