Skip to comments.BWAHAHAHAHA! New virus wiping out Iranian hard drives
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, Irans 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 Irans 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 its 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
I wouldn’t laugh too hard. It could easily show up here.
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It would be a shame if all their nuclear stock started an uncontrollable fusion.
Long live Israel
>>I wouldnt laugh too hard. It could easily show up here.<<
My thought exactly. Always assume the enemy will eventually get your secrets.
I guess Iran’s “successful” decryption of our classified drone wasn’t so successful after all. :(
That makes it even more dangerous, to us.
What a Farsi!
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.
Maybe if we were a enemy of the west....
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.
Someone needs to tell the Iranian scientists to stay away from the porn and pirate web sites.
WIPER, STOP WIPING!
“wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I”
Might be nice if it would wipe C drives.
Would’nt it be wonderfull if...
The decryption process loaded the malware onto Iran military computers, and then then malware spread accross Iran
"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.
Achmed, you baaaaad boy!
Thank you, Mossad. Happy Hanukkah.
Its wiping removable devices and network drives. Leaves itself on the C drive to continue its work. Very nice!
I was thinking that was the probable reason. The virus wouldn’t want to “suicide itself”.