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New Wiper Posing as a Windows Security Scanner

New spam campaign is active now, ultimately destroying victim's files. The spam email is entitled "Virus Detection On Your Computer!" and claims that a Trojan horse was detected on the device. Then encourages the recipient to download "security scanner" from the provided link. If downloaded and executed, the program will present fake progress bar and after a few minutes show a ransom note screen from the Lost Files Ransomware. However, the malware doesn't encrypt the files, but corrupts, and ultimately destroys, them.

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