Insiders seen as having role in Saudi cyber attack
- Saudi Arabia: Sunday, September 09 - 2012 at 11:42
One or more insiders with high-level access are suspected of assisting the hackers who damaged some 30,000 computers at Saudi Aramco last month, Reuters has reported, citing sources familiar with the investigation. "It was someone who had inside knowledge and inside privileges within the company," said the source. The Shamoon virus spread through the company's network and wiped computers' hard drives clean. Saudi Aramco said damage was limited to office computers and did not affect systems software that might hurt technical operations. Hackers from a group called "The Cutting Sword of Justice" claimed responsibility for the attack.
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