Additionally, we will see things like malware attacks, and these can be dialed in to specifically attack computers in various ways. Imagine checking the timezone, the language, or even checking the Internet Service Provider for location information. In this case, the malware is wiping files, as well as wrecking key sections of the hard drive used for booting or recovery of the key files. War is rough, but these new cyber-attacks are also expected to come to the U.S. if we continue to irk some of these foreign nationals. Does that mean we should cave in? No.
Hundreds of computers in Ukraine have been infected with data-wiping Windows malware, say researchers at ESET.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the infosec biz said it picked up its first sample of the software nasty at about 1500 UTC, and believes the code has been in the works for the past two months.