Martijn Lammerts
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New Shamoon Variant

A new variant of the Shamoon malware has destroyed signifigant amounts of data at a UAE "heavy engineering company" and the Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem.

Shamoon is the Iranian malware that was targeted against the Saudi Arabian oil company, Saudi Aramco, in 2012 and 2016. We have no idea if this new variant is also Iranian in origin, or if it is someone else entirely using the old Iranian code base.