Crooks used a KilllDisk wiper in an attack against Banco de Chile as diversion for a SWIFT hack
The intent of the attackers was to sabotage hundreds of computers at the Banco de Chile while they were attempting to breach the real target, the bank’s SWIFT money transferring system. “May 24, 2018, Banco de Chile reports that today it detected the presence of a fault that affected our normal attention in branches, telephone banking and some specific services.” reads thesecurity advisory published by the company, “This generated the activation of our contingency protocol designed to maintain the continuity of the services, and in no case was the security of the products and transactions of our clients affected.” Initial investigation conducted by the bank revealed that the bank systems were infected by a malware. According to experts from Arkavia Networks, the malware that infected the systems at the Banco de Chile was a KillDisk sample tracked as KillMBR by Trend Micro. A couple of days ago, experts at Trend Micro reported the discovery of a new sample of KillDisk in Latin America, the malware infected the systems of a bank.