Archive for the ‘Iranian Hackers’ Category

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

December 14th, 2018
Shamoon is back… one of the most destructive malware families that caused damage to Saudi Arabia's largest oil producer in 2012 and this time it has targeted energy sector organizations primarily operating in the Middle East. Earlier this week, Italian oil drilling company Saipem was attacked and sensitive files on about 10 percent of its servers were destroyed, mainly in the Middle East,

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U.S Charges Two Iranian Hackers for SamSam Ransomware Attacks

November 28th, 2018
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday charges against two Iranian nationals for their involvement in creating and deploying the notorious SamSam ransomware. The alleged hackers, Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah, 27, have been charged on several counts of computer hacking and fraud charges, the indictment unsealed today at New Jersey court revealed. The duo used

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StoneDrill Disk Wiping Malware Found Targeting European Industries

March 7th, 2017

A new disk wiping malware has been uncovered targeting a petroleum company in Europe, which is quite similar to the mysterious disk wiper malware Shamoon that wiped data from 35,000 computers at Saudi Arabia’s national oil company in 2012.

Disk wiping malware has the ability to cripple any organization by permanently wiping out data from all hard drive and external storage on a targeted

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US releases Iranian Hacker as part of Prisoner Exchange Program

January 20th, 2016

The United States has freed 4 Iranian nationals (including one Hacker) and reduced the sentences of 3 others in exchange for the release of 5 Americans formerly held by Iran as part of a prisoner swap or Prisoner Exchange Program.

The Iranian citizens released from the United States custody through a side deal to the Iran nuclear agreement.

Iran released five Americans, including:

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