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Fantasy Wiper Used in Attacks Against Diamond Industry and Others

Updated on 2022-12-07: Fantasy Wiper Used in Attacks Against Diamond Industry and Others

While researchers at ESET were analyzing a supply chain attack affecting Israeli software developer, they detected a wiper being used by the Agrius APT group. The wiper, Fantasy, and its execution tool, known as Sandals, were used after Agrius gained access to other networks through the supply chain attack, which targeted software used in the diamond industry.


  • If one is vulnerable to ransomware, a risk to which far too many are exposed, then one is also vulnerable to destruction or even malicious modification of one’s data. Implement strong authentication, end-to-end application layer encryption or a structured network, and least privilege access control, the essence of a “zero trust” strategy.



Iranian government-sponsored Agrius APT gang reportedly targeted diamond companies in Hong Kong, South Africa, and Israel with the Fantasy wiper. Read more: Iranian hackers accused of targeting diamond industry with wiper malware

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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