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Saipem servers suffer cyber attack in Middle East

December 12/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) - Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

"We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures and the actions to be taken to restore normal activities,"  the firm said in a statement.

Saipems head of digital and innovation, Mauro Piasere, told Reuters the attack had originated in Chennai, India. Servers in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait had been attacked as too, partially, had infrastructure in Aberdeen in Scotland, he said.

But he added the groups servers in its main operating centers in Italy, France and Britain had not been affected.

"The servers involved have been shut down for the time being to assess the scale of the attack," he said, adding that data back-up systems would be activated once the threat was eliminated.

"There has been no loss of data because all our systems have back-ups,"  he said. Its biggest client is Saudi Aramco with whom it has a framework agreement to 2021.

Saipem said it was notifying the report of the incident to the competent authorities.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, petrochemistry, Crude oil.
Category:General News
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