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Microsoft Finds Destructive Malware in Attacks Targeting Ukraine

Microsoft Corp. said it has observed “destructive malware” in systems belonging to several Ukrainian government agencies and organizations that work with the authorities. 

“The malware is disguised as ransomware but, if activated by the attacker, would render the infected computer system inoperable,” the company said in a statement. “We’re sharing this information to help others in the cybersecurity community look out for and defend against these attacks.”