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Ukraine blames Russia for cyberattack against government websites

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1/16/2022 6:16:00 PM

Ukraine blames Russia for cyberattack against government websites

Ukraine has pinned a major cyberattack on Russia , and the malware involved is built to do serious damage..

, Ukraine's digital transformation ministry has blamed Russia for the hack, accusing the country of fighting a"hybrid war" meant to"destabilize" an already tense situation and erode trust in the Ukranian government. While officials didn't elaborate on the evidence linking the attack to Russia, Microsoft shared details late Saturday that suggested a hostile nation was responsible.

The company's Threat Intelligence Center noted that the code was purely destructive malware disguised as ransomware. It had a ransom note, a Bitcoin wallet and an encrypted messaging identifier, but no recovery mechanism — in fact, it wipes the Master Boot Record (the hard drive element that tells a PC how to load the OS) and downloads malware meant solely to corrupt files. All known targets are in Ukraine, and there aren't any tangible links between this campaign and other groups.

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