A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault. The attack was not designed to simply destroy data or shut down the plant, investigators believe. It was meant to sabotage the firm’s operations and trigger an explosion.

The attack was a dangerous escalation in international cyberwarfare, as faceless enemies demonstrated both the drive and the ability to inflict serious physical damage.

Source: A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try. – The New York Times

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