Aramco Hack Aimed at Curbing Oil Production

An August attack on the Saudi Arabian national oil company, Aramco, was reportedly launched in order to hinder oil production at the world’s most valuable company, according to a report published in the New York Times yesterday.

Virus researchers at Symantec Corp. have discovered a variant of the Stuxnet worm, dubbed Duqu, that is designed to steal information about industrial control systems. Symantec said the malware, which has turned up on more than one customers’ network, could be used to gather data for a future attack.

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