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.