Advanced cyber attack targets Saudi ArabiaStaff Writer | November 21, 2017
Saudi authorities said they had detected an advanced cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers.
Technology Saudi Aramco was among the firms hit by Shamoon
"The NCSC has detected a new Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that is targeting Saudi Arabia," the agency said in a statement, adding the attack sought to infiltrate computers using email phishing techniques.
Saudi Arabia has come under frequent cyber attacks, including Shamoon, the aggressive disc-wiping malware employed in attacks against the Saudi energy sector in 2012.
Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil company, was among the firms hit by Shamoon, in what is believed to be the country's worst cyber attack yet. ■