oil companies hacked pretty bad apparently

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    Oil companies hit by 'state' cyber attacks, says report ? The Register

    written by dan goodin who is one of the best security writers (he actually understands what he is talking about). based on the latest google attacks and the stuff contained in the link it seems I was right when I said the usa infrastructure would be shut down in about an hour if a real cyberwar started. sucks that people are so company apathetic and that companies don't take computer security serious unless they are forced to by law / regulations.
     
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    Mideast oil infrastructure under cyber attack...
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    Mideast cyber war endangers gulf energy
    Oct. 24,`12 (UPI) -- The energy industry in the Persian Gulf is finding itself vulnerable to cyberattack.
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    Saudi Cyber Attack Seen as Work of Amateur Hackers Backed by Iran
    October 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — Digital security experts say a major August cyber-attack at Saudi Arabia's top oil company appears to be the work of amateur hackers working on behalf of a nation state, and several signs point to Iran as their sponsor.
     
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    Hackers hittin' financial institutions...
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    Napolitano: US financial institutions 'actively under attack' by hackers
    10/31/12 - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday warned that some of the largest U.S. financial institutions "are actively under attack" from cyber hackers.
     
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    Hackers crack corporate computers...
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    For Sale: Cheap access to corporate computers
    14 November 2012 - Many sites are selling access to corporate networks for only a few pounds
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