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Destructive Malware Used to Target Ukraine Poses Threat to Healthcare

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint advisory to warn organizations about HermeticWiper and WhisperGate malware, two destructive malware variants that have been used to target organizations in Ukraine.

HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) urged healthcare organizations to remain on high alert due to the destructive nature of HermeticWiper malware. Threat actors deployed HermeticWiper malware against systems in Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine hours before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Although there have been...

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