back to article Shamoon malware returns to again wipe Saudi-owned computers

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 …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    Advanced sabotage malware

    Excuse me for asking, but how does this Shamoon malware initially infect the 'computers'?

    security firms .. reported on the advanced sabotage malware which United States intelligence officials say is (Americas current boogeyman)'s handiwork.

    1. WolfFan Silver badge

      Re: Advanced sabotage malware

      Iran is the old bogeyman. Little Kim and the Norks are the current bogeyman/men.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Advanced sabotage malware

        Not at all.

        Putin is at fault for everything!

  2. WolfFan Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Meanwhile, in Jerusalem

    Bibbi Netanyahu is leaning back with a bowl of popcorn, watching the fun. And maybe giving the pot a stir or two when things look like calming down.

  3. Graham 25

    Well its not as if the Aramco Cyber team in Dammam got stuck in a fight between IT and Corporate Security on who the team should report to - to IT to hide their incompetence or to Corporate Security to sack the corporate IT folks who fought against the recovery programme as to do otherwise would imply it was their fault in the first place is it ?

    Its not as if the locals plug in USB sticks all the time is it ?

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