CISA, FBI warn US orgs of WhisperGate and HermeticWiper malware

New guidance on the WhisperGate and HermeticWiper malware strains was released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI in a joint advisory this weekend. 

The government agencies warned US organizations and companies to look out for WhisperGate and HermeticWiper after they were seen being used against organizations in Ukraine in the run-up to Russia’s invasion of the country. 

Both CISA and the FBI reiterated that there is no specific threat against US organizations. 

“In the wake of continued denial of service and destructive malware attacks affecting Ukraine and other countries in the region, CISA has been working hand-in-hand with our partners to identify and rapidly share information about malware that could threaten the operations of critical infrastructure here in the US,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. 

“Our public and private sector partners in the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), international computer emergency readiness team (CERT) partners, and our long-time friends at the FBI are all working together to help organizations reduce their cyber risk.”  

CISA urged US organizations to take measures to protect themselves by enabling multifactor authentication, deploying antivirus and antimalware programs, enabling spam filters, updating all software and filtering network traffic. 

The joint Advisory, “Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine,” comes as

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