The energy sector is threaten with increasing frequency by hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers and cybercriminals…
The number of cyber attacks against energy sector is increased creating great concerns within the security community. Oil and gas firms are subject to continuous offensives moved by hacktivists and state-sponsored attacks, their activities are crucial for any country and due this reason are considered privileged targets.
Anonymous for example is conducting a new campaign dubbed OpPetrol to protest against the West’s domination of the world’s resources. The hacktivists protest against the energy sector for the adoption of US dollars as currency for oil exchange.