[ISN] ‘Anonymous’ hackers threaten to target regional oil & gas firms tomorrow

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/anonymous-hackers-threaten-to-target-regional-oil-gas-firms-tomorrow-2014-06-19-1.553415 By Joseph George emirates247.com June 19, 2014 The UAE’s Adnoc and Enoc are among the list of oil, gas, and energy companies that may come under cyber-attacks on June 20 or closely after that, security firm Symantec has warned. According to Symantec, a hacker group called Anonymous, which recently threatened to hack corporate sponsors of the Fifa World Cup, has threatened to launch cyber-attacks against oil, gas, and energy companies, specifically the petroleum industry in the Middle East, before, during, and after June 20, 2014. Anonymous had issued a similar threat last year. According to Symantec, this year’s attack is also called “Operation Petrol” and is directed against the US dollar being used as the currency to buy and sell oil. The hackers are also threatening to target government websites of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. […]