Saudi Aramco restores internal network after malware attack
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national energy company, said on Sunday it had repaired 30,000 workstations infected with a malicious virus earlier this month.
The eighth largest refiner in the world said its main internal networks were affected on Aug. 15. The computers have now been "cleaned and restored to service," according to a statement. Company employees resumed work on Aug. 25 following the Muslim Eid holidays.
Enterprise systems used for hydrocarbon exploration and product are isolated network systems that were not affected. Production plants, which also have isolated systems, were not affected, Saudi Aramco said. The incident remains under investigation. A group calling itself the "Cutting Sword of Justice" claimed responsibility for the attacks. The group accused the Saudi Arabian government of supporting "crimes and atrocities" in countries such as Syria and Egypt, according to a post on Pastebin.
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