Energy companies at constant risk of cyberattack

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Tue, 2019-10-08 07:57

DUBAI: The region’s top tier oil and gas companies are at risk of cyberattack at a rate of up to one every second, an industry expert said.

The drone attacks on the Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia on Sept. 14 are well documented, but Marcus Josefsson, director for Middle East, Africa and Russia at Nozomi Networks, said cyber criminals were always lurking in the background.

Nation-states, terror groups and organized crime circles can shutdown pumping stations with something as basic as a laptop computer with an Internet connection.