Korean Mystery Malware Wiped Unix, Windows Machines

An article from Tech New Daily  about a malwere wiped unix windows machines:  The malware that hit South Korean banks and broadcasters yesterday (March 20) was a wrecking machine, deleting core files on both Windows and Unix-based machines and rendering them inoperable, researchers have found.

Analysis by security firms AlienVault, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro showed that the Trojan, which Sophos dubbed “DarkSeoul” and Symantec called “Jokra,” overwrites the Master Boot Record (MBR) that loads Windows upon startup, and then reboots the machines into oblivion.

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