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Ukraine Cyberattack Wasn't Really About Ransom, Security Experts Say

Ukraine Cyberattack Wasn't Really About Ransom, Security Experts Say

NPR - Kathy Goldgeier

A deeper look at the virus that struck computers in Ukraine and elsewhere this week has shown that what initially looked like ransomware was in fact a type of malware called a "wiper." Rather than extorting money, it's goal was to erase victims' hard drives, disrupt their business and misdirect …

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