Thursday, August 16, 2012

Keep an Eye on This: Saudi Aramco Cyber Attack

31 Aug 2012 update:

Now another one: Qatar-based RasGas seems to have been hit by the same type of attack as Saudi Aramco last week.  No operational impact, but IT systems likely took a pounding.  Link HERE


16 Aug 2012 10:30 am ET update:

This just in - good news as it seems Saudi Aramco is reporting no operational impact.


Hat tip to my friend, north-of-the-border cyber guru Darth Thanos for his tweet on this. I don't usually post breaking news because that's not my job, and a fuller, more helpful picture usually emerges after a few days or weeks. But this one merits your early attention I believe.

The largest oil and gas company in the world has been attacked, has had its networks disrupted, and may have lost significant data too. Don't know about impact on operations, and don't wont to say more until we learn more.