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Iran Cyberattacks Target Oil Company: Report

Hackers allegedly working for Iran recently launched cyberattacks against Bapco, Bahrain's national oil company, ZDnet reports.

Chatter about the cyberattacks surfaced in a Saudi Arabia cybersecurity alert. Saudi officials sent the alert to local companies active on the energy market, in an attempt to warn of impending attacks, and urging companies to secure their networks, ZDnet says. The attacks involved Dustman, a form of data-wiping malware. But the fallout from the attacks appears to be minimal.

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on January 4, 2020, told IT professionals to brace for potential cyberattacks from Iran. Shortly thereafter, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) offered guidance to help organizations mitigate potential attacks.

The United States has been bracing for potential cyberattacks from Iran after the U.S. launched a lethal strike that killed Iranian IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.