May 22, 2022

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Ukraine targeted by hacker for destroying computer data | Ukraine and Russia

Amid tensions in Eastern Europe, A new cyber attack has been launched to destroy data on computers Ukraine. The move was identified on Tuesday (23) by digital security firms ESET and Symantec.

They claim that these attacks include a new attack MalwareA file is a type of file that invades other devices. More specifically, this one Date wipe (Data cleaner, in 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 malware is installed on hundreds of computers Ukraine. The company reviewed the first sample of ET content at 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

According to her, The file was compiled on December 28, 2021. This suggests that preparations for the cyber attack have been going on for at least two months.

Symantec researcher Vikram Thakur told Reuters the attacks had already reached other countries. “We look at the process Ukraine And on LatviaThe company later added that the malware had also been identified Lithuania.

Cyber ​​security companies do not specify the potential source of malware used in computer attacks. Ukraine. The RussiaHas already been accused of carrying out other cyber attacks against UkraineHe denied allegations that he was behind the operation.

On Wednesday, the websites of the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian Security Service went down. As for the country, they were the target of a Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

On the same day, another DDoS attack against banks was identified in the country, according to the Ministry of Digital Transformation. The company did not disclose which banks were affected by the move.

Map showing Ukraine’s location in the world – Photo: Arte g1