New Azov data wiper tries to frame researchers and BleepingComputer

A new and destructive ‘Azov Ransomware’ data wiper is being heavily distributed through pirated software, key generators, and adware bundles, trying to frame well-known security researchers by claiming they are behind the attack.

The Azov Ransomware falsely claims to have been created by a well-known security researcher named Hasherazade and lists other researchers, myself, and BleepingComputer, as involved in the operation.

The ransom note, named RESTORE_FILES.txt, says that devices are encrypted in protest of the seizure of Crimea and because Western countries are not doing enough to help Ukraine in their war against Russia.

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Source: Bleeping Computer