Tag: Data Wiper

Redboot “Ransomware” Is Capable of Permanently Altering Hard Drive Partitions

RedBoot is a new bootlocker ransomware which seemingly modifies computers’ partition tables. Users are unable to decrypt their files or restore their partition settings whatsoever. It is not the first time we have seen a crossover between ransomware and data wiping capabilities in the malware world. There have been a few types of malware which disguise themselves as ransomware but effectively delete encrypted data.  RedBoot Is a Very Serious Threat Malware …
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IsraByte Malware Destroys Files for Political Reasons

Cybercriminals have been targeting specific communities in recent days. Polski ransomware has mainly targeted Polish users. NotPetya targeted Ukrainians. IsraByte is a new tool designed to make life difficult for Israelis. It is a data wiper disguised as ransomware, making it a highly potent threat. Security researchers came across this malware not too long ago, and it appears a dedicated distribution campaign is underway. IsraByte is a Serious Threat No one should take …
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