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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 1:57:28 AM

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, Aramco, said on Sunday that a cyberattack against it in August that damaged some 30,000 computers was aimed at stopping oil and gas production in Saudi Arabia, the biggest exporter in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

“The main target in this attack was to stop the flow of oil and gas to local and international markets and thank God they were not able to achieve their goals,” Abdullah al-Saadan, Aramco’s vice president for corporate planning, said on Al Ekhbariya television. It was Aramco’s first comments on the apparent aim of the attack.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:30:32 AM

From the article:

"Hackers from a group called Cutting Sword of Justice claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that their motives were political and that the virus gave them access to documents from Aramco’s computers, which they threatened to release. No documents have yet been published.

"Aramco and the Saudi Interior Ministry are investigating the attack. A ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, said the attackers were an organized group operating from countries on four continents."

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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:56:11 AM

i would have guessed russia
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:58:32 AM

Four votes for Iran, two for China as the culprit by the below GasBuddy messages. And the winner is... read the article.
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leemun
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:56:47 AM

Such stupidity, and these hackers accomplished nothing in the end.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:19:03 PM

Probably funded by hedge fund managers.
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:27:12 AM

Since Saudi Arabia supplies about 10% of the worlds oil, and virtually ALL of the swing capacity left, this is big news.
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:50:22 AM

Maybe they should target their speculation accounts on wall street.
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mar2100
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:22:53 AM

hmmmmmmmmmmm
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:04:22 AM

Iran's doing?
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:36:54 AM

Electronic Terrorism...
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:25:18 AM

I smell a speculator...
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7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:03:06 AM

Pathetic!
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:37:21 AM

Sneaky people.
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:57:23 AM

Chinese are involved too
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tankumo
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:39:10 AM

This is not new. Expect cyber attack on US. China, Russia, Iran....those hating the US are suspects. Read this book, 'secret weapon' by Kevin Freeman.

/Secret-Weapon-Economic-Terrorism-Brought/dp/1596987944

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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:29:09 AM

IRAN RETALIATION FOR OUR INFECTING THEIR NUCLEAR PLANT PRODUCTION.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:25:54 AM

Can someone say IRAN.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 2:33:57 AM

No country or group of people is immune to it.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 2:15:14 AM

Interesting... Terrorists???
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 2:11:22 AM

They were lucky. They need to improve their security systems.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 2:03:10 AM

Scary
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