Seminar part 2: The cyberattack against the Ukrainian government

BTH’s security researchers invites you to the second of three seminars about the recent cyberattack on the Ukrainian government agencies. This time, we will focus on three malicious components used in the cyberattack.

As the second seminar in the series: “Vulnerability of modern society exemplified with large cyber-attack against Ukraine”, Dr. Alexander Adamov will devote this webinar to an analysis of WhisperGate threats. We will get under the hood of three malicious components of this malware family, namely MBR Writer, Trojan-Downloader, and File Corrupter that were used in the #attack13 to destroy target servers supposedly running the websites of the Ukrainian government agencies.

Date: 9 February
Time: 09:00 – 10:00
Location: Online in Zoom. Click here to join. 

Watch part 1 here.

The third and last part of the seminar series will be held 16 February.

The background for the seminar series is the destructive cyber-attack on several Ukrainian government agencies on January 13th, 2022. This was the largest such attack on Ukraine in four years and about 70 government websites were temporarily down.

This seminar is given by Dr. Alexander Adamov – senior faculty member at Blekinge Institute of Technology as well as team member of PROMIS. Adamov has 15-year experience in the analysis of cyberattacks obtained during his work in the antivirus industry. Currently, he teaches cybersecurity at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics in Ukraine and conducts scientific research in the areas of malware analysis and cyber threats detection leveraging AI/ML. In cooperation with OSCE, he has given the training in Reverse Engineering of Cyberattacks to the Cyberpolice of Ukraine and cooperated with Europol in ransomware counteraction.

We will also shortly present PROMIS educational initiative – courses specifically adapted towards the security area FOR industry and professionals looking to further their knowledge in the area.

PROMIS is a joint project between Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) and several leading Swedish industrial companies and organizations. The goal is to supply customized, free courses in Information Security for professional engineers and software developers in the industry. Visit for more information.


Watch the first seminar here.

3 February 2022