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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1761 Shamoon: Back from the dead and destructive as ever
Shamoon (W32.Disttrack), the aggressive disk-wiping malware which was used in attacks against the Saudi energy sector in 2012, has made a surprise comeback and was used in a fresh wave of attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia.

The malware used in the recent attacks (W32.Disttrack.B) is largely unchanged from the variant used four years ago. In the 2012 attacks, infected computers had their master boot records wiped and replaced with an image of a burning US flag. The latest attacks instead used a photo of the body of Alan Kurdi, the three year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean last year.
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#1763 Working in tech? Five tips on avoiding burnout
#1762 More than a million Android devices rooted by Gooligan malware
#1761 Shamoon: Back from the dead and destructive as ever
#1760 Hackers reuse passwords to access 26,500 UK National Lottery accounts
#1759 Report: Most cybercriminals earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month
#1758 HDDCryptor: subtle updates, still a credible threat
#1757 Mozilla and Tor release urgent update for Firefox 0-day under active attack
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