so, amazingly, people in high places (get it?) seem to think that the computers that got infected with the shamoon virus HAD to be replaced as a result of either infection or it's data damaging payload. that's right, not just disinfected, or re-imaged, or formatted and re-installed, the computers in their entirety had to be replaced. apparently these people have never heard of malware recovery or disaster recovery - or maybe they were just high as kites.
(one wonders, by the way, why vendors would be so shy about calling a piece of malware that self-replicates across the internal network a virus or at least a worm)