A new version of destructive wiper malware Shamoon was first identified by security researchers on December 5, 2018. This malware dubbed Shamoon V3, appears to be a new version of the destructive malware, which has historically been associated with advanced persistent threat actors aligned with the interests of the Iranian state. It has targeted at least one European oil and gas company with operations in the Middle East and Asia.

New Shamoon V3 Malware Targets Oil and Gas Sector in the Middle East and Europe