In Ukraine, researchers discover a new damaging wiper malware
Researchers have uncovered a new strain of damaging wiper malware impacting computers in Ukraine, making it at least the third strain discovered since the Russian invasion began.
CaddyWiper virus was discovered by researchers at Slovakia-based cybersecurity firm ESET, who released data in a Monday tweet thread.
According to the researchers, the malware deletes user data and information about partitions on any drives connected to a compromised machine. The malware, according to sample code released on Twitter, corrupts files on the machine by overwriting them with null byte characters, rendering them unrecoverable.