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