Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Iranian hackers have deployed a new strain of data-wiping malware on the network of Bapco, Bahrain's national oil company, ZDNet website has learned from multiple sources.
The incident took place on December 29. The attack did not have the long-lasting effect, as only a portion of Bapco's computer fleet was impacted, with the company continuing to operate after the malware's detonation.
The website has learned from several sources that the Bapco incident is the cyber-attack described in a security alert published last week by Saudi Arabia's National Cybersecurity Authority.
Saudi officials sent the alert to local companies active on the energy market, in an attempt to warn of impending attacks, and urging companies to secure their networks.