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Report: Multiple groups likely collaborating on Shamoon malware campaign

Analysis of the 2016-2017 Shamoon malware attacks against Saudi organizations suggests that multiple hacker groups may be collaborating on this effort on behalf of a nation-state actor, according to a new blog post and technical analysis published this week by McAfee. “We found that the latest Shamoon campaigns… are connected to other notable campaigns, and…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Shamoon disk wiper attack on Saipem signals new affront against energy sector, Middle Eastern interests

The malware used to disrupt the global operations of Italian energy contractor Saipem S.p.A. earlier this week was none other than Shamoon, a disk wiper that’s been used in two prior attacks against Saudi interests. Saipem identified Shamoon as the culprit in a Dec. 12 news release that updated its previously vague disclosure of the incident.…
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APTs/cyberespionage, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Cyber Command warns hackers exploiting Outlook vulnerability to attack gov’t agencies

The U.S. Cyber Command warned that a threat group was exploiting a vulnerability in Outlook in an effort to attack government agencies and uploaded samples that one security researcher said are linked to APT33 and Shamoon2. “USCYBERCOM has discovered active malicious use of CVE-2017-11774 and recommends immediate #patching. Malware is currently delivered from: ‘hxxps://customermgmt.net/page/macrocosm’,” Cyber…
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Shamoon entry point detected, IBM report

Researchers are closer to uncovering the miscreant behind a deadly cyberattack that affected thousands of computers used by government and civil organizations in the Gulf states.
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