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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Narilam Virus Onslaughts on Corporate Databases, Beware Middle East


Though Narilam, affecting the databases of multiple companies including KSA’s Saudi Aramco and Qatar’s RasGas in GCC region, was discovered during the year 2009- the impacts of its fresh attacks leave Middle East in quandary. Virus detectors have recently pulled out evidences showcasing its swift increase targeting various accounting related databases of corporate in Middle East.

In the most recent reports, this precarious worm had contaminated Microsoft SQL systems by altering and eliminating all the sensitive data entailing tables of the victimized. Virus Detectors confirms its non-connectivity with other disparaging malwares inflicting Middle East like Flame, Stuxnet, Duqu, and Gauss. Its origin is deemed to be smaller.

This destructiveworm not only steals the data from the targeted computer systems. It is accordingly coded to fiddle with or sabotage corporate databases. Till this time, Narilam has targeted databases particularly in Iran that is utilized for accounting and Customer Management purposes. Computers Systems that are operating on Windows Vista, XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 have been adversely infected. However, it has also been detected that Narilam has likely attacked small and medium business houses for sabotaging critical data of competitors.

Instance of Narilam attacks are manifold and USA and UK are no more an exception in the last few months.

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