Second data-wiping malware found in Ukraine, says ESET

The disk-wiping malware that tore through at least hundreds of Ukrainian Windows systems at the start of Russia’s occupation wasn’t alone. Slovakian infosec firm ESET has found a second similar strain in Ukraine.

“Malware artefacts suggest that the attacks had been planned for several months,” said the biz. Last week, as the Russian armed forces invaded Ukraine, ESET published details of one wiper – malware that destroys data on whatever computer or device it has infected.

Threat research chief Jean-Ian Boutin added in a statement today that ESET had uncovered a similar Windows software nasty which it nicknamed IsaacWiper, which was first observed the day of the Russian invasion on February 24.

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Source: The Register