Saudi Aramco gets Hacked by Oily Virus

17th Aug 2012 0 Comments

The systems of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia‘s national oil company, were breached by hackers who managed to plant a virus in the organization‘s networks. On August 15 an official at Saudi Aramco confirmed that the company has isolated all its electronic systems from outside access as an early precautionary measure that was taken following a sudden disruption that affected some of the sectors of its electronic network, the firm‘s representatives stated. The disruption was suspected to be the result of a virus that had infected personal workstations without affecting the primary components of the network. They claim the incident was contained, without having any impact on the company‘s production operations. However, one of the hacker groups that took credit for the breach (at least two collectives claimed to be behind the attack) said the virus caused serious damage to Saudi Aramco‘s infrastructure. They claimed to have destroyed‖ 30,000 computers owned by the organization. They stated a large amount of sensitive information was stolen.

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