Ukraine: Sandworm hackers hit news agency with 5 data wipers

The Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) found a cocktail of five different data-wiping malware strains deployed on the network of the country’s national news agency (Ukrinform) on January 17th.

“As of January 27, 2023, 5 samples of malicious programs (scripts) were detected, the functionality of which is aimed at violating the integrity and availability of information (writing files/disks with zero bytes/arbitrary data and their subsequent deletion),” CERT-UA said (automated translation from Ukrainian).

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Source: Bleeping Computer

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