HC3: Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine

HHS Cybersecurity Program has issued another alert and whitepaper report (202202280900):

Executive Summary

Leading up to Russia’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine, threat actors deployed destructive malware against organizations in Ukraine to destroy computer systems and render them inoperable. Destructive malware can present a direct threat to an organization’s daily operations, impacting the availability of critical assets and data. Further disruptive cyberattacks against organizations in Ukraine are likely to occur
and may unintentionally spill over to organizations in other countries. Organizations should increase vigilance and evaluate their capabilities encompassing planning, preparation, detection, and response for such an event


Alert (AA22-057A) Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine
Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine | CISA

Impact to HPH Sector

There is currently no known targeting of the US Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) sector. However, the situation could change, and the advisory contains Best Practices and Planning Strategies to reduce the risk from this threat and other destructive malware. Because this is very destructive malware, HC3
recommends that all members of the HPH read the above referenced report and employ the recommendations as best you can.

Access the full Alert here (pdf).

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