A new data wiping malware is targeting Iranian computers networks, according to an alert from that country's Computer Emergency Response Team.
Known as Batchwiper, because the destructive element is found within a batch file, the malware systematically wipes data found on Windows-based drives with letters D through I. AlienVault has detailed analysis of Batchwiper's installation and payload.Read More
Saudi officials have concluded that the cyber attack on its Aramco facility in August was a targeted attack designed to disrupt the flow of oil and gas.
According to the Reuters news service, Aramco and the Saudi Interior Ministry are still conducting an investigation into the cyber strike, but felt comfortable releasing their first public comments on the event over the weekend. Previously it was reported that 30,000 workstations were compromised by the Shamoon malware. Unnamed insiders also told Reuters in September that insiders may have been used.Read More