Cyber Attack in Saudi Arabia

This story about a cyber attack in Saudi Arabia was taken from the latest issue of Cyber Heist News. Cyber attacks are now being engaged with even more malevolent intent.  It has become all the more important for us to secure our networks in every industry where technology is used.

A Cyber Attack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal – Experts Fear Another Try

Last summer, a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia was the target of a cyber attack that investigators believe was designed to sabotage the plant’s operations and cause an explosion. Iran is probably behind it.

Bug in code prevents deaths

The only reason the explosion did not occur was that there was a bug in the attack code. The incident is being investigated by Mandiant, Schneider Electric, the NSA, the FBI, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Generally the Iranians use spear phishing attacks to get into their targets. The story is in the NY Times and a recommended read.

New York Times Article: Cyber Attack in Saudia Arabia

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