Data-destroying Malware Target Ukrainian Organizations

ESET researchers have uncovered a new strain of data-destroying malware targeting Ukrainian organizations.

Known as CaddyWiper, the malware can wipe data across compromised Windows domains.

Data on the domain controller are not affected during the attack. It is assumed that by not deleting data on the domain controller, the attackers can maintain access inside the compromised networks.

“This new malware erases user data and partition information from attached drives. ESET telemetry shows that it was seen on a few dozen systems in a limited number of organizations,” ESET Research Labs explained.

CaddyWiper is the fourth data wiper deployed in Ukraine in 2022. ESET researchers discovered two other data wipers including HermeticWiper and IsaacWiper.

Microsoft discovered the last of the four data wipers tracked as WhisperGate. WhisperGate was disguised as ransomware and used in data-wiping attacks against Ukraine in mid-January.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

ITW in your inbox

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

More Best of The Web