INCIDENT: Oil India Ltd. Hackers Demand US$7.5M Ransom Payment

A cyberattack on Oil India Limited (OIL) led the energy giant to disable its IT systems at its headquarters in Assam’s Dibrugarh district. OIL server, network and other related services are affected. OIL spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika told ET, "data is secured, as per protocol, we disabled our systems. Infected computers are being checked. Our SAP is running and hence operations are going on smoothly. " He added, "our IT department will restore computers phase wise. Computers are put out of lan (local area network). Our drilling activities are going on without interruption. "

A senior police official said that it was Russian malware planted from a server in Nigeria. The cyber attacker has demanded US$ 7500000 as a ransom through a note from the infected PC.

Incident Date

April 10, 2022

Location

India

Estimated Cost

US$7.500.000 ransom demanded.

Victims

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Oil India cyber attack: Russian malware planted from Nigeria
  • Cyberattack in Oil India’s headquarters, attackers demand over Rs 57 crore as ransom

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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