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BWAHAHAHAHA! New virus wiping out Iranian hard drives
Israel Matzav ^ | 12/17/12 | Carl in Jerusalem

Posted on 12/17/2012 5:47:18 PM PST by Nachum

The Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo is reporting that a new computer virus is wiping out computer hard drives in Iran (Hat Tip: Sunlight).

A mysterious new computer virus has infected Iranian computers and is completely wiping users’ hard drives, according to Iranian officials.

The “efficient” virus is said to “wipe files on different drives in various predefined times” and cannot be detected by anti-virus software, Iran’s official Information Technology Organization revealed in a statement over the weekend.

The malware does not appear to be as sophisticated as previous viruses that have targeted computers governing Iran’s nuclear program, according to the statement.

However, the website Ars Technica reported that the virus bears similarities to previous programs used to spy on Iran:

Dubbed Batchwiper, the malware systematically wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I, along with any files stored on the Windows desktop of the user who is logged in when it’s executed, according to security researchers who independently confirmed the findings. The reports come seven months after an investigation into another wiper program targeting the region led to the discovery of Flame, the highly sophisticated espionage malware reportedly designed by the US and Israel to spy on Iran. Wiper, as the earlier wiping program is known, shared a file-naming convention almost identical to those used by the state-sponsored Stuxnet and Duqu operations, an indication it may have been related, security researchers said.

And the virus stays on the computer after it has been rebooted. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Labels: computer virus, Iran


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government
KEYWORDS: bwahahahaha; drives; iranian; stuxnetflame; virus

1 posted on 12/17/2012 5:47:21 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t laugh too hard. It could easily show up here.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 5:49:03 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Why that’s re20348792(*(*@#&%#@!&#@OFJO VCNXLAKXMC M: RU RO


3 posted on 12/17/2012 5:51:01 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Nachum

It would be a shame if all their nuclear stock started an uncontrollable fusion.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 5:51:20 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

Long live Israel


5 posted on 12/17/2012 5:51:55 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

LOL! Amen!


6 posted on 12/17/2012 5:52:59 PM PST by doc1019
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To: DManA

>>I wouldn’t laugh too hard. It could easily show up here.<<

My thought exactly. Always assume the enemy will eventually get your secrets.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 5:56:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: nuconvert; txhurl

Ping.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 5:58:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

I guess Iran’s “successful” decryption of our classified drone wasn’t so successful after all. :(


9 posted on 12/17/2012 5:59:31 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: freedumb2003
The malware does not appear to be as sophisticated as previous viruses that have targeted computers governing Iran’s nuclear program, according to the statement.

That makes it even more dangerous, to us.

10 posted on 12/17/2012 6:00:15 PM PST by DManA
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To: Nachum

What a Farsi!


11 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:16 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Just 16 percent of Americansbelieve a better economic future awaits their children when they grow up)
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To: Jonty30

it’d be win-win for everyone. they’d have nuclear power, and the rest of the world would be safe because they couldn’t use it.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 6:17:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DManA

Joker.

Maybe if we were a enemy of the west....


13 posted on 12/17/2012 6:31:37 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Nachum
they been surfing the goat porn again sites have they??? and why not C also?
14 posted on 12/17/2012 6:32:51 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DManA

Yup. Might explain all of those emails from Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman that I have been getting. Wonder if they are originating in Iran.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 6:40:19 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Nachum

Someone needs to tell the Iranian scientists to stay away from the porn and pirate web sites.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 6:42:31 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

LOL!


17 posted on 12/17/2012 6:44:07 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Dogbert41

LOL.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 6:45:51 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Nachum

WIPER, STOP WIPING!


19 posted on 12/17/2012 6:48:10 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Nachum

“wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I”

Might be nice if it would wipe C drives.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 6:53:44 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Would’nt it be wonderfull if...

The decryption process loaded the malware onto Iran military computers, and then then malware spread accross Iran


21 posted on 12/17/2012 7:06:44 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Nachum
re:
"The reports come seven months after an investigation into another wiper program targeting the region led to the discovery of Flame, the highly sophisticated espionage malware reportedly designed by the US and Israel to spy on Iran."

Given the timing . . .perhaps that drone the Iranians captured and gloat about was actually a (trojan horse) gift that keeps on giving, after all.

22 posted on 12/17/2012 7:08:48 PM PST by wtd
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To: Chode

Achmed, you baaaaad boy!


23 posted on 12/17/2012 7:11:26 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson
LOL!!!
24 posted on 12/17/2012 7:17:32 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

Thank you, Mossad. Happy Hanukkah.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 7:29:30 PM PST by tbw2
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To: MayflowerMadam

Its wiping removable devices and network drives. Leaves itself on the C drive to continue its work. Very nice!


26 posted on 12/17/2012 8:01:33 PM PST by Roses0508
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To: Roses0508

I was thinking that was the probable reason. The virus wouldn’t want to “suicide itself”.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 6:50:37 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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