Ukraine Attack: Hackers Had Access for Months Before Causing Damage


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.