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Ukraine Attack: Hackers Had Access for Months Before Causing Damage

24
Jan
2022
Ukraine Attack: Hackers Had Access for Months Before Causing Damage

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Tens of Ukrainian government websites were hacked earlier this month, many of them defaced with messages suggesting the attack was in response to the country’s pro-Western stance. Ukraine has blamed Russia for the attack, but the Kremlin has denied the accusations.

The attack involved a new and destructive piece of malware that has been named WhisperGate.

When it infects a device, the malware displays a ransom note informing the victim that their “hard drive has been corrupted” and instructs them to pay $10,000 in bitcoin to recover the data.

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