As Middle Eastern Malware Goes, Shamoon’s a Strange Bird

by Blogburger on August 19, 2012

Yet another malware attack has emerged in the Middle East. Called “Shamoon,” it’s hit computers in Saudi Aramco’s network, causing a sudden disruption. The specific malware delivered is being referred to as “W32.Disttrack” by Symantec. The attack as a whole was named “Shamoon” after the title of a folder found within the malware executable. W32.Disttrack corrupts files on compromised computers and overwrites their master boot records to render the computers unusable, Symantec said.




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