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Saudi Arabia sounds the alarm after cyber attacks

Saudi Arabia sounds the alarm after cyber attacks

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Saudi Arabia on Monday to raise the alarm due to cyber attacks, including a modified version of the infamous Sharmoon-virus.

That explained in 2012 that tens of thousands of computers, flat in the kingdom. In particular, oliegigant Saudi Aramco was hit hard.

This time it reported a chemical concern disruption of its internet connection and also the computer network of the ministry of Employment, was attacked. There would, however, no data have disappeared. The national telecomautoriteit advises organisations and companies are very alert to the Shamoon 2, which was also previously the Saudi luchtvaartautoreit attacked.

According to the state television Al Ekhbariya are several Saudi institutions target. About the size and repair the damage, there were no announcements made. It is also unclear who is responsible for the spread of the virus. In similar cases, the accusing finger generally off to hackers in the service of sworn enemy Iran.

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