Hackers Tried to Cause Saudi Petrochemical Plant Blast: NYT


By AFP

Cyber-attackers tried to trigger a deadly explosion at a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia in August and failed only because of a code glitch, The New York Times reported.

Investigators declined to identify the suspected attackers, but people interviewed by the newspaper unanimously said that it most likely aimed to cause a blast that would have guaranteed casualties. A bug in the attackers’ code accidentally shut down the system instead, according to the report.

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Via:: Security Week