Friday, October 17, 2014

Cyber Security: Cyber attacks an increasing threat for Mideast oil and gas

Cyber attacks are increasingly becoming a cause for concern for oil and gas companies operating in the Middle East, information technology and security experts say.

“We are aware these attacks are happening all the time,” said Morgan Eldred, Research Director at American information technology research and advisory Gartner, by phone.

Last year, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Saudi Aramco was hit by a virus that infected as many as 30,000 of its machines. It took nearly two weeks for Saudi Aramco to recover from the damage, disrupting the world’s largest oil producer.

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