Disk-Wiping Shamoon Malware Currently with Virtual Desktop Destruction Capability
According to researchers, one fresh strain of Shamoon the malware which wiped disks and was first used to attack the state-owned oil enterprise of Saudi Arabia during 2012, now features an additional capability for destructing virtual desktops.
Shamoon's foremost assault was during 2012 on a company in Saudi Arabia and the second only in 2016. In these assaults, the aim was to wholly erase data from computers. But, the latest third discovery seeks for destructing virtual machines and simultaneously erasing hard drives.
The current assault had the hackers steal usernames and passwords in the formal Huawei records. Digitaltrends.com posted this, January 10, 2017.
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