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Mercenary hackers open a can of worms for US cybersecurity

Three men have admitted sharing critical US defence technology and secrets with the UAE government

22 September 2021 - 21:06 By Bobby Ghosh

In 2012, an Iranian computer virus named Shamoon wiped data from tens of thousands of computers at two of the Middle East’s most important energy companies, Saudi Aramco and Qatar’s Ras Gas. Shamoon was no Stuxnet: unlike the Israeli digital weapon that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in the Islamic republic, the virus that attacked the energy companies did little damage to their operations...

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