24 Jan 2022

What’s Really Behind WhisperGate Attacks Against Ukraine?

Recently, Ukraine suffered two sets of cyber-attacks in response to the geopolitical situation with Russia. The second round of attacks executed WhisperGate, a destructive wiper malware disguised as ransomware, that impacted dozens of Ukrainian entities associated with government, non-profit, and technology companies. While many first believed Russia to be behind or directing the cyber-attack, Ukrainian authorities stated their belief that a group linked to Belarussian intelligence (using Russian-linked malware) was responsible for the WhisperGate attacks.

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