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Q-CERT Security Advisory - Shamoon Virus (version 2.0)

Alert Severity: 
High
Alert Category: 
Advisory
This advisory is about a new variant of virus called “Shamoon 2.0”. which is also known as (Disttrack or W32.Disttrack.B). In 2012, a suspected a hacker group used malware known as Shamoon or Disttrack to disrupt computers operated by Saudi Aramco and other energy companies in GCC. In mid-November 2016, the new variant appeared again in wild and the first Shamoon 2.0 incident against an organization located in the Gulf States has been reported.