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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
Thursday 13 January 2022 Ukraine
Target organisation Attack category
Multiple organisations Active attack
Surface Type
Unknown Unknown

Additional notes on attack

Trojan horse attack from "WhisperGate / WhisperKill" malware family. Multiple organisations affected in Ukraine, including some non-government organisations. One major source of entry is compromised software from Ukrainian Kitsoft IT company.

Harm Notes
Harm to digital capacity, Psychological harm, Reputational harm, Societal harm Harm to digital capacity: Attack is framed as a ransomware attack, but underlying purpose is to destroy IT and data storage systems. Psychological, reputational, societal harm: Attack appears to try to erode confidence in and capacity of various Ukrainian organisations to provide various civil-society functions.
Future harms
Future harm to digital capacity, Psychological harm, Reputational harm, Societal harm