Hackers responsible for the NotPetya virus that banged Ukraine and extend all over the globe in June almost certainly also developed malware named BadRabbit employed in a latest strike. This information was given by a Ukrainian presidency administrator to the media in an interview this week. The attack of BadRabbit last week chiefly impacted Russia but also resulted in flight delays at the airport in Odessa in southern Ukraine and disturbed electronic transactions in the Kiev metro. “What we begin observing is that there is a sturdy belief that the BadRabbit and NotPetya are being developed by the similar group, owing to the kind of the approaches and code,” Dmytro Shymkiv claimed to the media in an interview this week.
“NotPetya, BadRabbit, and WannaCry, these are all from the same source, to disrupt, to test, to analyze how the community of cyber security might react,” he further added. A previous director of Microsoft at Ukraine, Shymkiv claimed that more could have been done to lessen BadRabbit if organizations had followed suggestions on how to cope with malware, comprising basics such as not tapping on doubtful messages. Assessment of Shymkiv chimed with that of Group-IB, the Russia-located cyber firm, who claimed that BadRabbit shared a significant part of code with NotPetya.
On the other hand, experts alerted that attributing cyber assaults is disreputably hard, since hackers frequently use methods to wrap their tracks and sometimes intentionally deceive investigators about their individuality. Ukrainian administrators have claimed that the NotPetya attack straightly aimed Ukraine and was executed almost by a hacking group mainly dubbed as Black Energy, which some experts of cyber security claim works in favor of interests for government of Russia. Moscow has frequently refused executing cyber assaults in opposition to Ukraine. Shymkiv claimed that it was hard to definitively recognize who was responsible for the BadRabbit attack, wondering that the makers of NotPetya might have traded the BadRabbit virus to some other group of attackers.
Ukraine has been a recurrent victim of cyber assaults that have cut out power to hundreds of houses, paralyzed government computers, and frozen supermarket tills.