Shamoon spreads out.
More details have emerged about the recent Shamoon 3 attacks. McAfee observed the malware targeting organizations in the oil, gas, energy, telecom, and government sectors across the Middle East and Southern Europe. Symantec revealed that a Saudi organization affected by the malware was also targeted by APT33, a threat group linked to Iran. That organization was also hit by a separate strain of malware known as Stonedrill, which has been tied to Shamoon (SecurityWeek). Symantec also notes that this version of Shamoon comes with a new component called Fileraser, which—as its name suggests—erases files on an infected system before Shamoon wipes the master boot record (Dark Reading).