Iran CERT Reports New Data-Wiping Malware

Computer systems in Iran are being targeted by a new strain of malware that is capable of wiping disk partitions clean of files. Security researchers are calling the attacks simplistic, yet effective.Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said the malware launches only on pre-determined dates and will delete all files on drives D through I. It also deletes user profiles and will wipe all files on the computer’s desktop.

Aramco Hack Aimed at Curbing Oil Production

An August attack on the Saudi Arabian national oil company, Aramco, was reportedly launched in order to hinder oil production at the world’s most valuable company, according to a report published in the New York Times yesterday.

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