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Saipem Identified a Digital Attack against Some of Its Servers


Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem has announced that it identified a digital attack against some of its servers.

On 10 December, Saipem published a statement on its website in which it revealed the attack and said it was in the process of collecting information to determine the impact on its systems and the actions it should take to restore normal operations.

This notice didn’t provide specific details about the digital attack. But Mauro Piasere, Saipem’s head of digital and innovation, did provide a bit of this information. He said that the company’s ongoing investigation had determined that the attack had originated in Chennai, India. Piasere went on to say that the attack had mainly affected the company’s servers in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait and had partially targeted its infrastructure in Aberdeen in Scotland.

“The servers involved have been shut down for the time being to assess the scale of the attack,” Mauro told Reuters. “There...(continued)

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