Ransomware Used as Decoy in Data-wiping Cyberattacks on Ukraine

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Ransomware has been used as a decoy in some of the recent cyber attacks that erase data against Ukrainian organizations, reports Symantec.

The attack used HermeticWiper, a piece of malware that was designed to damage the Master Boot Record (MBR) of the target system, making the machine unusable.

The one-party network in Ukraine was compromised on December 23, 2021, and was loaded with a web shell on January 16, more than a month before HermeticWiper was deployed, Symantec reported.

Read More: https://www.securityweek.com/ransomware-used-decoy-destructive-cyberattacks-ukraine