he FBI and CISA issued a joint advisory regarding the WhisperGate and HermeticWiper malware. These malware strains are being used to target organizations located in Ukraine.
Diving into details
- In January 2022, Ukraine was targeted by the destructive WhisperGate malware, pretending to be a ransomware.
- Soon after that, HermeticWiper was deployed in conjunction with HermeticRansom decoys to render devices unbootable.
- While the advisory states that the malware doesn’t pose any specific threats to U.S. enterprises, it still urges them to implement MFA, antimalware and antivirus solutions, and spam filters. The CISA, furthermore, asked organizations to filter networking traffic and patch all software.