dmoravalat March 18,2015 This attack is unique and uncommon. The malware reported to a server inside the company. Uncommon behavior, malwares usually report to a server on Internet, outside attacked network.
It is a destructive malware, wipe files and destroy MBR. Check this video to understand some basic ideas how virus work.
connellytat March 21,2015 This was a good high level overview of the Shamoon malware attack. It would be nice if the video did a deeper dive into the malware itself..
jczarnyat March 29,2015 Good video on the Shamoon malware. I never knew why It was named Shamoon until today, so that's a bonus. I found it interesting how he tied the malware to activist by way of the burning flag, and the limited complexity of the malware vs nation state capabilities.
tristayifeiat April 08,2015 Professor Zulfikar Ramzan discusses the Shamoon Virus, and this is the first time I heard about this virus. I am surprised by the way it operated, like dropping itself via thumb drive and insider, and spread through network. The Shamoon Virus is associated with malware and deletes data from the system, so the MBR won’t function anymore. Also I noticed that he mentions that he suspects people who created Shamoon are from hacktivist, who is motivated by political not financially.
Ahmedat April 16,2015 Shamoon was a nightmare for the whole Saudi Community, it made a huge damage into Aramco infrastructure...and it took time to figure out what it did, how did it get to the system, and the amount of damage happened.