Middle East Oil Giants Grapple With Cyberattacks

As the global oil and gas markets are recovering from the steep sell-off last Monday, threats in the market are not just linked to demand-supply concerns. Cybersecurity specialists reported this week that hackers managed to get access to a large amount of data from Saudi oil giant Aramco. The company has confirmed that around 1TB of (confidential) data was stolen from its servers. According to AP sources, the data has been put on offer on the darknet for a price of $50 million. It is at present still unknown who is behind the data theft, but some…