DDoS Attack and Data Wiper Malware hit Computers in Ukraine

As per ESET, the new data wiper malware has targeted hundreds of computer systems in Ukraine, while in one case the malware infiltrated the Microsoft Active Directory server of the victim’s device.

Ukraine is on the hit list of cybercriminals as two cybersecurity firms, ESET and Symantec Threat Intelligence, having a widespread presence in Ukraine, have reported that the country’s computer networks are targeted with destructive data-wiper malware.

Ukraine’s Systems Under Attack

As per a report from ESET researchers, the new data wiper malware has targeted hundreds of computer systems in Ukraine. It infiltrated the Microsoft Active Directory server of the victim’s device in one case.

The attack was first detected around 16:52, Ukraine time. The malware seems to have been compiled five hours before being deployed in the wild, which indicates that its code and operational infrastructure were probably already set up and ready to be launched.

According to NetBlocks, a watchdog organization that monitors cybersecurity and cyberattacks related events globally also confirmed the attack. In a tweet, the organization said that:

NetBlocks on Twitter

ESET’s analysis suggests that the malware used in the attack is HermeticaWiper, which is generally deployed through Windows group policies. This means that

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