REGIONAL

Will Hackers Cause The Next Energy Crisis?

By Sandro Melis and Bernhard Hartmann*

Energy companies are suffering from an increasing and unprecedented number of cyber-attacks. Last summer, a malware attack compromised the operations of more than 1,000 energy companies in North America and Europe. In 2013, hackers targeted 300 Norwegian oil and gas companies, just one year after hitting energy firms in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Qatar.

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