CryWiper data wiper targets Russian courts and mayors' offices

Although it appears as ransomware, the threat actually destroys data on a target system.

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Threat actors use new CryWiper data wiper to target Russian courts and mayors' offices
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Threat actors use new CryWiper data wiper to target Russian courts and mayors' offices

Threat actors are using a new malware to attack Russian courts and mayoral offices, with the intention of completely erasing all the data on affected computers.

The new wiper, first uncovered by Kaspersky, initially appears as ransomware. The researchers named it CryWiper, due to the fact that it adds .cry file extension to files it corrupts. "In the fa...

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