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.
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