Mr.Edmund Brumaghin Threat Researcher, Talos Outreach
Wiper malware has been leveraged by attackers for years to facilitate the destruction of data and systems. In many cases, this malware has caused widespread operational issues for organizations and critical infrastructure all over the globe. Attackers have increasingly been leveraging and improving upon their wiper malware over the past several years. This talk will cover several notable examples of wiper malware, how they were distributed and the impacts that resulted from these attacks. It will also provide analysis of the technical capabilities present within wiper malware as well as the emergence of self-propagating wiper worms as a means for attackers to cause significant impact to target organizations very quickly.