An unknown hacker has temporarily taken control over the GitHub account of the Gentoo Linux organization and embedded malicious code inside the operating system's distributions that would delete user files.
Hackers have used a disk-wiping malware to sabotage hundreds of computers at a bank in Chile to distract staff while they were attempting to steal money via the bank's SWIFT money transferring system.
Security researchers from Cisco said today that they've detected a giant botnet of hacked routers that appears to be preparing for a cyber-attack on Ukraine.
A new wiper called StalinLocker, or StalinScreamer, was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam that gives you 10 minutes to enter a code or it will try to delete the contents of the drives on the computer. While running, it will display screen that shows Stalin while playing the USSR anthem & displaying a countdown until files are deleted.
A new ransomware named AVCrypt has been discovered that tries to uninstall existing security software before it encrypts a computer. Furthermore, as it removes numerous services, including Windows Update, and provides no contact information, this ransomware may be a wiper.
Purdue University scientists have developed a data protection technique called Reactive Redundancy for Data Destruction (R2D2) that can protect data sitting inside a virtual machine from modern data-wiping malware and even some secure file deletion methods.
The Olympic Destroyer malware that has caused damage to PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics computer networks is much more complex than previously thought.
Data-wiping malware is to blame for the IT problems reported during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
A new ransomware strain called Ordinypt is currently active in Germany, but instead of encrypting users' documents, the ransomware rewrites files with random data.
An anti-Israel & pro-Palestinian data wiper called IsraBye has been discovered that pretends to be a ransomware. Unfortunately, even though the lock screen implies that the files can be recovered, the contents of the files are actually replaced with an anti-Israel message.