Ukraine organisations hit by new (data) wiper malware

The malware attack was first noted by ESET, which called the malware ‘HermeticWiper’, and later confirmed by Symantec. According to ESET, the mechanism of attack was built at least six weeks ago. According to Symantec, targets have included finance and government contractors in Ukraine, Lithuania, and Latvia. Neither ESET or Symantec made an attribution of the attack.