Hackers Target Oil & Gas Companies
Hundreds of companies targeted by Russian hackers.
Russian Hackers Targeting Oil and Gas Companies
SAN FRANCISCO — Russian hackers have been systematically targeting hundreds of Western oil and gas companies, as well as energy investment firms, according to private cybersecurity researchers.
The motive behind the attacks appears to be industrial espionage — a natural conclusion given the importance of Russia’s oil and gas industry, the researchers said.
The manner in which the Russian hackers are targeting the companies also gives them the opportunity to seize control of industrial control systems from afar…
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