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Windows 7: Shamoon Malware Threatens to Wipe Your Drive

17 Aug 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 
Shamoon Malware Threatens to Wipe Your Drive

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If your Windows-based computer suddenly won't boot up, it could be the evil doing of malicious malware that deletes the contents of your computer -- farewell, documents, pictures, and videos -- and then prevents reboot.

Just spotted in the wild, it's being called either Disttrack (McAfee's name) or the Shamoon attacks (Symantec's), and researchers say it's notable because it's been a long while since they've noticed malware going to such lengths to truly make someone's life miserable in this way by deleting personal files.
Read more at:
Shamoon Malware Threatens to Wipe Your Drive | PCWorld


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17 Aug 2012   #2
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Interesting find, i never will understand why people create such things to harm others. Especially one like this, what would the creator even gain from this.... sigh -_-
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17 Aug 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Money off of the oil companies to remove it. A few million here and there is not a big deal to oil companies.
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