Saudi Aramco Restarts All Main Internal Network Services Impacted By A Malicious Virus

Monday 1433/10/9 - 2012/08/27
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Dhahran, Shawwal 9, 1433, Aug 27, 2012, SPA - Saudi Aramco has restored all its main internal network services that were impacted on August 15, 2012, by a malicious virus that originated from external sources and affected about 30,000 workstations.
The workstations have since been cleaned and restored to service. As a precaution, remote Internet access to online resources was restricted.
Saudi Aramco employees returned to work August 25, 2012, following Eid Al-Fitr holidays, resuming normal business.
The company confirmed that its primary enterprise systems of hydrocarbon exploration and production were unaffected as they operate on isolated network systems. Production plants were also fully operational as these control systems are also isolated.
11:07 LOCAL TIME 08:07 GMT