Malware Attack on RasGAs in the Middle East

Qatar-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer RasGas reported in early September that malware shut down part of its computer system. This was the latest cybersecurity attack in the Middle East region after the attack on the computer network of a state owned oil producer in Saudi Arabia.

According to RasGas the firm was facing 'technical issues' after being 'affected by an unknown virus'. "Operational systems onsite and offshore are secure, this does not affect our production at the Ras Laffan industrial city plant nor scheduled cargoes," RasGas said.

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