Aramco Says Cyberattack Was Aimed at Production

By REUTERS December 9, 2012

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — 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 attack on Saudi Aramco — which supplies a tenth of the world’s oil