Thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation agency and other Gulf State organisations have been wiped by the Shamoon malware after it resurfaced some four years after wiping thousands of Saudi Aramco workstations. Security firms FireEye, CrowdStrike, McAfee, PaloAlto, and Symantec reported on the advanced sabotage malware which United States intelligence officials say is Iran’s handiwork. Shamoon’s 2012 attack crushed Saudi Aramco, wiping data on three-quarters of its enterprise computers, replacing emails and documents with a picture of a burning American flag. Iran’s oil ministry, the Kharg Island terminal which processes 80 percent of the nation’s oil exports and is owned by Saudi Aramco, and other rigs all hit trouble.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register