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…
Researchers may have found a tenuous link between a cyberespionage organization's credentials-stealing trojan and the Shamoon hacking group that's been targeting Saudi energy companies with Disttrack disk-wiping malware.
The Shamoon data-wiping malware that attacked government systems in Saudi Arabia last month is not dramatically different from an older version that destroyed 35,000 computers at Saudi oil company Aramco in 2012. Yet the still packs a massive punch.
It's true: There are certain attacks that no security technology will be able to stop. But the situation isn't entirely hopeless. How organizations respond to an active threat can make all the difference in the world.