Author Topic: Shamoon - A VERY unpleasant piece of Malware  (Read 1306 times)

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Shamoon - A VERY unpleasant piece of Malware
« on: August 17, 2012, 09:30:01 AM »
If your Windows-based computer suddenly won't boot up, it could be the evil doing of malicious malware that deletes the contents of your computer -- farewell, documents, pictures and videos -- and then prevents reboot.

Just spotted in the wild, it's being called either Disttrack (McAfee's name) or the Shamoon attacks (Symantec's), and researchers say it's notable because it's been a long while since they've noticed malware going to such lengths to truly make someone's life miserable in this way by deleting personal files.

"Ten years ago we used to see purely malicious threats like this," muses Symantec researcher Liam O Murchu.


More Here ---->>>>  http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/081612-shamoon-261706.html
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Re: Shamoon - A VERY unpleasant piece of Malware
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 10:54:01 AM »
<shaking my head>
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Re: Shamoon - A VERY unpleasant piece of Malware
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 02:04:28 PM »
Thanks for the heads up

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Re: Shamoon - A VERY unpleasant piece of Malware
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 06:07:49 PM »
That makes you wish you could send an electric shock through the internet to its creator.  >:(

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Re: Shamoon - A VERY unpleasant piece of Malware
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 09:11:33 PM »
Actually, in the right hands, this could be useful software for computers containing sensitive information. Rig the computer to ping a server at the first detection of an internet connection. If the ping comes from an unauthorized location, or after the computer has been reported lost, then the server remotely executes this program, making the computer good for nothing but parts. 
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