Shamoon

Waking the sleeping giant: Critical infrastructure

Waking the sleeping giant: Critical infrastructure

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For the last several years, security experts have been stressing the vulnerability of industrial control systems. Now, with attacks like Stuxnet proof of the risk, the big question is: How will industry respond?

Making sense of Middle East-targeted malware

Making sense of Middle East-targeted malware

Stuxnet kicked things off, and since then, there's been an explosion in sophisticated viruses targeting businesses and critical infrastructure in the Gulf region. But, prevention is still an option.

News briefs: Latest security news

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Last month's featured news from Shamoon attacking oil companies to Wyndham Hotels challenging the FTC.

Natural gas giant RasGas targeted in cyber attack

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A virus has reportedly shut down the energy company's website and email servers, giving rise to questions of whether the Shamoon virus is to blame.

Link spotted between Wiper virus and Stuxnet, Duqu

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The Wiper virus has left few clues for researchers to study, but there may be similarities between it and other malware targeting systems in the Middle East.

Saudi oil company back online after cyber sabotage attempt

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Oil company Saudi Aramco has yet to confirm whether a virus, which struck 30,000 of its workstations, is Shamoon -- malware said to be targeting the Middle East energy sector.

Data-wiping Shamoon targeting Middle East energy sector

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Shamoon, malware that overwrites files to the point of making computers unusable, has been described as a targeted, yet damaging threat.

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