Middle East

September 8, 2021: Olympus Hit by Ransomware Attack

Olympus is now investigating the ransomware attack, and the company said the incident occurred in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, and it happened September 8.

January 1, 2013: 30,000 Hard drives wiped by virus

Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, Aramco, said that a cyber attack damaged approximately, 30,000 computers. The attack was aimed at stopping oil and gas production in Saudi Arabia. The company shut down its main internal network for more than a week. The computer virus, Shamoon, spread through Amarco’s network and wiped computers’ hard drives clean. Fortunately, the damage was limited to office computers and didn't affect control systems software that would impact technical operations.

September 1, 2020: Spear-phishing attacks on Middle Eastern Oil & Gas companies

Information stealing malware such as Agent Tesla, Formbook, Masslogger and Matriex as well as AZORult trojan were delivered via Spear-phishing attacks to Oil & Gas companies in the Middle East

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