An anonymous reader writes "A new spear-phishing attack targeting a number of specific companies in a few industries, including the energy sector, has been spotted by several security companies. Dubbed 'Shamoon' due to a string of a folder name within the malware executable, the attack ends up with delivering destructive malware on the targeted computers that ends up making them unusable. The interesting part of this malware is that instead of staying under the radar and collecting information, the malware was designed to overwrite and wipe the files and the master boot record of the computer."
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