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Hematic Wiper Malware

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    9th Mar, 2022

Several Ukrainian computers and websites faced cyberattacks by a destructive data-wiper malware hours before Russia began its military assault in the country

Several Ukrainian computers and websites faced cyberattacks by a destructive data-wiper malware hours before Russia began its military assault in the country

About Hematic Wiper Malware:

  • Hematic Wiper or data wiper malware can erase all the data from the system that it has infected.
  • The thing that makes this malware dangerous is that the data once deleted, the data cannot be recovered.
  • This malware is quite different from most of the malware out there as it doesn’t steal information, it just destroys it.
  • The malware can even attack the system recovery tools without leaving any traces of the attack.
  • Several cybersecurity experts believe the infections from the malware have spread widely.

Malware:

  • Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user.
  • Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware.
  • These malicious programs can perform a variety of functions, including stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, altering or hijacking core computing functions and monitoring users' computer activity without their permission.
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