desireeat November 21,2014 Interested video. The Shamoon virus was a very destructive threat, especially as it not only deleted data, it overwrote the master boot record as well.
Michael_Kingat December 10,2014 Good contrast to Stuxnet. Shamoon meant solely for overt destruction while Stuxnet was much more covert.
kcn278at January 28,2015 This was the first time I heard of this virus. The video mentioned that it was politically motivated with the symbolism of a burning US flag and that it mainly targeted energy sectors. Someone from the inside definitely had strong opinions about the works that were being done regarding energy. It is not surprising that it was done from someone within the organization because 2/3 of attacks are done by insiders. Great analysis by Sourcefire.
DPerryat February 16,2015 That puts some truth into the idea that overt viruses such as this are meant to be noticed for publicity and statement purposes
JSahm151at February 20,2015 Very interesting analysis of the Shamoon virus. This virus was extremely destructive in the way it operated. Deleting files on systems as well as deleting the MBR means the systems won't function anymore. It definitely sounds like this was an insider threat because of the way it spread. And it must have been hard to detect because the virus was written to cover its tracks in the systems.