Wipers Are Widening: Here's Why That Matters

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Awash with wipersThe war in Ukraine has undoubtedly fueled a major uptick in the use of wiper malware; FortiGuard Labs research identified at least seven new wiper variants in the first half of 2022 that were used in campaigns targeting government, military and private organizations. Looking aheadWhat we’ve seen with the attacks on Ukraine – and others – is that wiper ware can be and is being used to degrade and disrupt critical infrastructure. These variants include the following variants:• CaddyWiper: Bad actors used this variant to wiper data and partition information from drives on systems belonging to a select number of Ukrainian organizations shortly after the war began.

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