MBR Wiper Attacks Hit Korean Power Plant: Trend Micro

Researchers at Trend Micro revealed details of an attack against a major Korean utility company hit by malware designed to wipe the master boot records (MBR) of compromised computers.

According to Trend Micro, the malware is believed to have infected the targeted systems through a vulnerability in the Hangul Word Processor (HWP), a commonly-used application in South Korea. The attackers used a variety of social engineering lures as well.

Read more about the MBR Wiper malware which knocked out the South Korean nuclear plant operations on Security Week.