Officials: Saudi Cyber Attack Targeted Oil and Gas

By Robert Vamosi | 12/10/12 7:22 AM

Saudi officials have concluded that the cyber attack on its Aramco facility in August was a targeted attack designed to disrupt the flow of oil and gas.

According to the Reuters news service, Aramco and the Saudi Interior Ministry are still conducting an investigation into the cyber strike, but felt comfortable releasing their first public comments on the event over the weekend. Previously it was reported that 30,000 workstations were compromised by the Shamoon malware. Unnamed insiders also told Reuters in September that insiders may have been used.

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Conflicting Accounts On Source Of ARAMCO Hack

By Robert Vamosi | 10/30/12 5:08 AM

Attribution is difficult, and that remains true with the latest crop of malware affecting Industrial Control Systems.

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