A couple of days ago world's largest oil firm, Saudi Aramco, confirmed 30,000 of its workstations fell victim to a virus attack, and now a virus knocked down Qatar-based RasGas, world's second largest produced of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
It's unclear if this attack is related to Shamoon, the malware that reportedly attacked Saudi Aramco.
RasGas’s corporate web site was unreachable Thursday and e-mail sent to RasGas e-mail addresses bounced. According to arabianoilandgas.com, “an unknown virus has affected” the company’s office systems since Monday, August 27. RasGas is the second largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world.
RasGas has notified its suppliers by fax that the company is “experiencing technical issues with its office computer systems,” ArabianOilandGas.com reported. The company’s LNG production and distribution operations were unaffected. Saudi Aramco was shut down by a group called the Cutting Sword of Justice. It was in retaliation for what the group said was the Al-Saud regime’s support of “crimes and atrocities” in Syria, Bahrain, Yemen and other countries.