Posted on December 11, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis
Italian oil services company, Saipem SPA, has identified a cyber-attack on their servers, originating from Chennai, India.
According to the company, the attack was focused on their servers in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with attackers seeking to obtain administrative data.
The only attack that took place in Europe, was in Aberdeen, Scotland, where the company employs a small branch office.
The group’s servers in Italy and France do not appear to have been affected by the attack.
According to Saipem, it is not yet clear where the attack was originally launched from, or who was behind it, but there are numerous potential perpetrators.
“Saipem informs that today a cyber-attack on its servers has promptly been identified. We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures and the actions to be taken to restore normal activities. We are also in the process of notifying the report of the incident to the competent authorities.” Said in a statement on Monday, a spokesperson for Saipem.
The Milan-based company, is a market leader in subsea engineering and construction, with several high-profile projects under its belt.