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Saudi state oil company hacked leaving 30k computers damaged

GasBuddy Blog -- The Saudi's got hacked. Big time. According to Saudi Aramco, the state run oil company, a cyber attack against its computers back in August damaged some 30,000 computers. The apparent target was bringing down the country's oil and gas production, halting exports of such products from the largest exporter in the world.

According to Reuters, the attack on Saudi Aramco — which supplies a tenth of the world’s oil — failed to disrupt production, but was one of the most destructive hacker strikes against a single business.

“The main target in this attack was to stop the flow of oil and gas to local and international markets and thank God they were not able to achieve their goals,” Abdullah al-Saadan, Aramco’s vice president for...


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Robert44
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:45:54 PM

I like follow story on who was doing this and why?
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99dakota
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Don't connect industrial computers to the internet.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 3:05:05 PM

Oh no!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 4:48:30 AM

Donatelo: feel free to be preparing for doomsday. As for me, I look forward to the life after the Mayan Apocalypse rapture. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:38:04 PM

not good
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 4:01:55 PM

Really.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 12:51:35 PM

we depend too much on technology, one day this will change. friday is just 4 days away.
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 5:07:45 AM

Why were all these computers connected to the internet in the first place?
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30k is pocket change for Saudia Arabia!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:49:18 AM

On Dec 12, 2012 4:46:02 PM, gasokie wrote:

>yOU have to wonder how we ever moved product in the first place before computers.

IBM punchcard machines, before that we didn't have enough product to worry about moving.

>Or perhaps, why do we use 'em if we can't secure them.

Computers can be perfectly secure. Just don't let them access external networks and verify what comes in is not malware. We had to feed all our code through a firewall machine to make sure it wasn't malware.
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Iran exacting some hate on their neighbors!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:55:42 PM

hackers are bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 4:46:02 PM

yOU have to wonder how we ever moved product in the first place before computers. Or perhaps, why do we use 'em if we can't secure them.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:25:21 PM

We're next.
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In a small way, it's our way of backing off OPEC
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:05:12 PM

ok
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crooks with crooks
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That is an other reason why we need to drill baby drill here and now!!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:00:13 PM

Cyber security is important for all.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:58:53 PM

All hackers should be given life sentences.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:58:45 PM

Not again!!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:57:09 PM

Aways some fruitcake messing with stuff.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:55:50 PM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:53:32 PM

Cyber warfare is real and must be stopped.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:48:21 PM

not good
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:46:57 PM

The conspiracy theorists might suspect Wall Street.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:44:33 PM

I would say the culprit is either China or Iran.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:40:22 PM

Hang the hackers.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:37:21 PM

Hackers can sure ruin your day! They seem to no end to what they can do!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:37:16 PM

30k? fact check plz.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:37:10 PM

little more security
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:35:00 PM

They need a better IT guy.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:34:57 PM

Hackers will attack anyone that has a presence on the net if they are not secure.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:33:05 PM

The hackers should be captured, prosecuted and locked up for life.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:32:29 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:31:20 PM

Cyber Wars.
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Dirty tricks...
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:27:24 PM

Saudi state oil company hacked leaving 30k computers damaged, the value of very good computer virus software when it's really needed. If they can find out where the attack came from, then they can go on from there.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:26:57 PM

Somehow, I feel this will be tied to increased gas prices in the U.S. since our consumption is down.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:25:46 PM

Just something else to raise gas prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:23:50 PM

I would look at IRAN as Saudi's said they would help supply the oil lost to countries supplied by IRAN with the oil sanctions against IRAN.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:19:47 PM

Iran in on this one? Good bet it is.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:19:35 PM

It could be anyone who needs money...glad they were unsuccessful.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:17:42 PM

I am definitely glad they did not succeed that's not proper way to handle things.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:17:36 PM

look who profits
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:13:09 PM

I would look to China on this one.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:12:52 PM

I guess the Pony Express got delayed in getting the word out?
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:10:44 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:09:48 PM

Thank goodness this attack failed!
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look to iran
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