Items tagged with mbrlocker

It appears as though even malware authors are going a little stir crazy during this time of recommended isolation. One of the newest PC infections making the rounds is a nasty piece of 'wiper' malware that effectively locks victims out of their computers, and displays a message giving false credit for the infection to a pair of renowned security researchers. The type of infection going around is referred to as an MBRLocker. What these type of malware strains do is replace the master boot record (MBR) on a PC to prevent the operating system (OS) from loading. Some strains also go the extra mile by encrypting the table containing partition information, which makes it impossible for a victim to... Read more...