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Shamoon Malware Linked To Saudi Aramco Attack 27

angry tapir writes "A timer found in the Shamoon cyber-sabotage malware discovered last week matches the exact time and date when a hacktivist group claims to have disabled thousands of computers from the network of Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. 'We penetrated a system of Aramco company by using the hacked systems in several countries and then sent a malicious virus to destroy thirty thousand computers networked in this company,' a group called the 'Cutting Sword of Justice' said in a Pastebin post on Aug. 15. 'The destruction operations began on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM (Local time in Saudi Arabia) and will be completed within a few hours.' That same day, Saudi Aramco confirmed that some sectors of its computer network were affected by a computer virus that infected workstations used by its employees."
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Shamoon Malware Linked To Saudi Aramco Attack

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  • by turbidostato ( 878842 ) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @06:11AM (#41121121)

    ...or Aramco's *windows* computer network?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    'We penetrated a system of Aramco company by using the hacked systems in several countries and then sent a malicious virus to destroy thirty thousand computers networked in this company,'
    As opposed to all the benevolent viruses meant to create computers?

  • Is this terrorism or counter-terrorism? So difficult to tell these days when both sides act the same.

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