New Virus In Cyber-warfare Targets Energy Sector

Note de l'éditeur: En mai 2011, le Wall Street Journal a publié un article intitulé "Pentagone: cyberattaques pouvez compter que les lois de la guerre. "L'article a commencé, «Le Pentagone a conclu que le sabotage informatique provenant d'un autre pays peut constituer un acte de guerre, la conclusion que pour la première fois ouvre la porte pour les États-Unis. à répondre en utilisant la force militaire traditionnelle ".

Cyber-terrorists have a new virus weapon aimed at destroying nationwide energy systems has been discovered by cyber-security teams.

Le virus, “Shamoon,” has reported already caused problems for Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco, the nation’s national oil company, had its network taken offline because of the virus spreading in their system.

“Shamoon” is different than previous cyber attacks in the middle east because the aim is to destroy computers rather than just covertly steal information. The new virus corrupts files and overwrites the master book record of the computer so that it no longer functions.

Cependant, before the files are completely wiped, copies of the files are sent to the control center of the virus operator.

If the virus is able to spread within a system, it could render a national power grid or energy system inoperable for days or weeks.

 

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