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BREAKING: New STUXNET type VIRUS TARGETING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE! THIS IS THE SHAMOON VIRUS!

 
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BREAKING: New STUXNET type VIRUS TARGETING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE! THIS IS THE SHAMOON VIRUS!
I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
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Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure
Saudi Aramco plant in Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco is Saudi Arabia's national oil provider


A new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy industry has been uncovered by security specialists.


"It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable," wrote security firm Symantec.

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]

The Shamoon software carries out a two stage attack, according to an analysis by Israeli security firm Seculert. Once a system on a network is infected, the code scrapes data from other systems via network shares, including those not connected to the internet. It then wipes all the data on the target systems and overwrites the master boot record to brick the system.


[link to www.digitaljournal.com]

A new computer virus has attacked Saudi Arabia's national oil company. Experts warn that the virus could be targeted at a number of energy companies.
Computer virus specialists have uncovered a new virus which has been dubbed Shamoon. The malware is, according to the BBC, capable of deleting files and making networked computers unusable.

Read more: [link to www.digitaljournal.com]

Last Edited by ~Invest E Gator~ on 08/18/2012 02:56 PM
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I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
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Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure
Saudi Aramco plant in Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco is Saudi Arabia's national oil provider


A new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy industry has been uncovered by security specialists.


"It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable," wrote security firm Symantec.

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]

The Shamoon software carries out a two stage attack, according to an analysis by Israeli security firm Seculert. Once a system on a network is infected, the code scrapes data from other systems via network shares, including those not connected to the internet. It then wipes all the data on the target systems and overwrites the master boot record to brick the system.


[link to www.digitaljournal.com]

A new computer virus has attacked Saudi Arabia's national oil company. Experts warn that the virus could be targeted at a number of energy companies.
Computer virus specialists have uncovered a new virus which has been dubbed Shamoon. The malware is, according to the BBC, capable of deleting files and making networked computers unusable.

Read more: [link to www.digitaljournal.com]
 Quoting: SwampRatLost



IS THIS why we have had so many Nuke power plants shut down?.
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Re: BREAKING: New STUXNET type VIRUS TARGETING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE! THIS IS THE SHAMOON VIRUS!
I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
rant

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Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure
Saudi Aramco plant in Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco is Saudi Arabia's national oil provider


A new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy industry has been uncovered by security specialists.


"It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable," wrote security firm Symantec.

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]

The Shamoon software carries out a two stage attack, according to an analysis by Israeli security firm Seculert. Once a system on a network is infected, the code scrapes data from other systems via network shares, including those not connected to the internet. It then wipes all the data on the target systems and overwrites the master boot record to brick the system.


[link to www.digitaljournal.com]

A new computer virus has attacked Saudi Arabia's national oil company. Experts warn that the virus could be targeted at a number of energy companies.
Computer virus specialists have uncovered a new virus which has been dubbed Shamoon. The malware is, according to the BBC, capable of deleting files and making networked computers unusable.

Read more: [link to www.digitaljournal.com]
 Quoting: SwampRatLost



IS THIS why we have had so many Nuke power plants shut down?.
 Quoting: THE INQUISADOR


That.. Or Stuxnet remnants... Take your pick?

Its nuts though. Why would these companies who provide such important infrastructure services, even be linked up to the net???

GET THE FUCKING COMPUTERS OFFLINE FOLKS!!!!!!

Really? If they need company emails and communication hooked up to the net, then have a designated group of computers for that. Why the hell have the computers that run the entire damn system online???
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they want us to think that its the Internets fault for the potential harm theses viruses could cause, so it will work as an excuse to soon shut the internet down, and then its lights out for all.
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they want us to think that its the Internets fault for the potential harm theses viruses could cause, so it will work as an excuse to soon shut the internet down, and then its lights out for all.
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drevil


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DAMN if that doesn't make sense!!!!
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I find it amazing that no more people then this find this important?
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Nothing will really surprise me anymore...
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Yeh.. I guess you are right. It's pretty much all been done huh LOL
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A computer doesn't have to be online to get a virus.

In fact, a computer that isn't online is just as vulnerable to a virus, given how the user would be far more inclined to bring personal data in on external media.

Just plug in a usb drive that's contaminated with stuxnet or this new shamoon virus, and it'll spread through the entire buildings network like wildfire.

It was totally worth bringing porn in to work though, right?
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A computer doesn't have to be online to get a virus.

In fact, a computer that isn't online is just as vulnerable to a virus, given how the user would be far more inclined to bring personal data in on external media.

Just plug in a usb drive that's contaminated with stuxnet or this new shamoon virus, and it'll spread through the entire buildings network like wildfire.

It was totally worth bringing porn in to work though, right?
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I understand that... But why not have computers strictly to run whatever is being ran.

And others for more personal and communicative uses.

It just seems like common sense to me?
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Re: BREAKING: New STUXNET type VIRUS TARGETING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE! THIS IS THE SHAMOON VIRUS!
I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
rant

[link to www.bbc.com]
Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure
Saudi Aramco plant in Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco is Saudi Arabia's national oil provider


A new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy industry has been uncovered by security specialists.


"It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable," wrote security firm Symantec.

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]

The Shamoon software carries out a two stage attack, according to an analysis by Israeli security firm Seculert. Once a system on a network is infected, the code scrapes data from other systems via network shares, including those not connected to the internet. It then wipes all the data on the target systems and overwrites the master boot record to brick the system.


[link to www.digitaljournal.com]

A new computer virus has attacked Saudi Arabia's national oil company. Experts warn that the virus could be targeted at a number of energy companies.
Computer virus specialists have uncovered a new virus which has been dubbed Shamoon. The malware is, according to the BBC, capable of deleting files and making networked computers unusable.

Read more: [link to www.digitaljournal.com]
 Quoting: SwampRatLost

To answer the question, so they can be remotely controlled.
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Re: BREAKING: New STUXNET type VIRUS TARGETING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE! THIS IS THE SHAMOON VIRUS!
I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
rant

[link to www.bbc.com]
Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure
Saudi Aramco plant in Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco is Saudi Arabia's national oil provider


A new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy industry has been uncovered by security specialists.


"It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable," wrote security firm Symantec.

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]

The Shamoon software carries out a two stage attack, according to an analysis by Israeli security firm Seculert. Once a system on a network is infected, the code scrapes data from other systems via network shares, including those not connected to the internet. It then wipes all the data on the target systems and overwrites the master boot record to brick the system.


[link to www.digitaljournal.com]

A new computer virus has attacked Saudi Arabia's national oil company. Experts warn that the virus could be targeted at a number of energy companies.
Computer virus specialists have uncovered a new virus which has been dubbed Shamoon. The malware is, according to the BBC, capable of deleting files and making networked computers unusable.

Read more: [link to www.digitaljournal.com]
 Quoting: SwampRatLost

To answer the question, so they can be remotely controlled.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21923005

Ahhh... that makes sense.

But still it seems so risky, especially now
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Oh and thanks for the pin!

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In the future, nano-robots will be able to sneak into buildings and infect computers without detection.

If you want guaranteed doom, support nano-technology.
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stuxnet was transmitted via USB thumb drives.
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I call bullshit on the Gov't they want a reason to shut down the grids orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr pile drive the shit out of us on electric price. Anyway they can render us broke works for them.
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Even if they air gapped all the network some doofus would bring in a thumb drive. That's how Stuxnet spread in Iran. Thumb drives. Thumb up their ass.

That's why if you really care about security, you epoxy every single free USB port on the computer before letting the workers use them.
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Dont we have like five nuke plants down right now?!?!?
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I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
 Quoting: SwampRatLost


But why not have computers strictly to run whatever is being ran.

And others for more personal and communicative uses.

It just seems like common sense to me?
 Quoting: SwampRatLost


Ha. Looks like you answered your own question.

Congrats on your pin and thanks for this post!

It sure is good to see you! hugs
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In the future, nano-robots will be able to sneak into buildings and infect computers without detection.

If you want guaranteed doom, support nano-technology.
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Now there is an idea! - never thought of that!
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I call bullshit on the Gov't they want a reason to shut down the grids orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr pile drive the shit out of us on electric price. Anyway they can render us broke works for them.
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Supply yourself an off-grid solar power system..mine in process...priceless!
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I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????
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They do not need to be hooked up to the net. Versions of stuxnet and other virus' now infiltrate usb cards, sd cards, burned cds/dvds etc etc. Basically when any type of memory media is detected on an infected PC it is queued up to be written as soon as any file is transferred and then any computer that downloads any files from the infected memory media it is transfered and starts its magic. Crazy eh?

edit: Someone beat me to it... I should've read the replies before posting :P

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Dont we have like five nuke plants down right now?!?!?
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Yes. And others that may not get their permit renewed. Davis Besse has to conform and change some things or their permit won't be renewed. It has a crack in it that they "sealed". It's a 30 yr. old crack. It also leaks into the lake. It has a long history of putting money ahead of lives. I hope they all shut down........safely.


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"I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????"

They don't. The malware would be introduced into the computer system using a mole who would insert the malware using a device such as, for example, a USB stick.
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I find it amazing that no more people then this find this important?
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I find it amazing that no less people then this find this important.
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"I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????"

They don't. The malware would be introduced into the computer system using a mole who would insert the malware using a device such as, for example, a USB stick.
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Why do they allow moles in nuclear power plants?????


I could understand ferrets or maybe a woodchuck, but a mole???
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I find it amazing that no more people then this find this important?
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It's highly important.

The next war will not begin with bombs and armies but with cyberwar of this very nature. Likely, you are witnessing the war even now.
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"I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????"

They don't. The malware would be introduced into the computer system using a mole who would insert the malware using a device such as, for example, a USB stick.
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I worked at Cooper Nuclear Power Station in Nebraska last year. We sold them a digital generator excitation system. We had to modify the hardware cabinets because it had a USB interface. We had to remove the USB interface per NRC directive.
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"I have just one question... WHY THE HELL DO NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE COMPUTERS HOOKED UP TO THE NET???????"

They don't. The malware would be introduced into the computer system using a mole who would insert the malware using a device such as, for example, a USB stick.
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I worked at Cooper Nuclear Power Station in Nebraska last year. We sold them a digital generator excitation system. We had to modify the hardware cabinets because it had a USB interface. We had to remove the USB interface per NRC directive.
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Jesus. How can people be so stupid as have a portable media interface on dedicated hardware. This should be a firing offense. There is no reason to have CD or USB interface on high security dedicated hardware.
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OP, you can go here and run the local power plant for 5 minutes at a time. www.Krazyposter.com/
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In the future, nano-robots will be able to sneak into buildings and infect computers without detection.

If you want guaranteed doom, support nano-technology.
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Now there is an idea! - never thought of that!
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yeah, nice doom.
to prevent they gonna need counterstrike nano-bots. LOLz

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