During the conflict in Eastern Europe, A new cyber attack was launched to erase data from computers Ukraine. Digital security companies ESET and Symantec recognized the move on Tuesday (23).
They claim to be newly involved in the attack MalwareA type of file that attacks other devices. More specifically, it’s a Data Wiper (Data cleaner, in a free translation).
Malware victims Ukraine According to Reuters news agency sources, it includes a government agency and a financial institution.
Reported on ESET Twitter Their analysis shows that the malware is installed on hundreds of computers Ukraine. The company analyzed the first sample of content on Wednesday at 12:00 ET.
In her opinion, The file was compiled on December 28, 2021. This indicates that the preparation for the cyber attack has been going on for about two months.
Symantec researcher Vikram Thakur told Reuters that the attacks had already reached other countries. “It simply came to our notice then Ukraine as well as Latvia“, He said. The company later added that the malware was also detected Lithuania.
Cyber security companies have not identified the source of the malware used in computer attacks. Ukraine. A RussiaIt has already been alleged that other cyber attacks were carried out against him UkraineHe denied allegations that he was behind the move.
On Wednesday, the websites of the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian Security Service were down. According to the country, they were the victims of a denial of service (DDoS) attack.
DDoS is a type of cyber attack in which criminals use multiple machines to send requests to the server, overload it and prevent real users from using it.
On the same day, the Ministry of Digital Transformation reported that another DDoS attack was detected against banks in the country. The agency did not disclose which banks were affected by the move.
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