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Oil & Gas Security: From Field to Boardroom

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Oil & Gas Security: From Field to Boardroom

By Gregory Hale

You never know who is watching. Just ask the oil and gas company executives hit by “Night Dragon.”

“Night Dragon” attacks relied on a combination of spear-phishing, social engineering, Windows bugs and remote administration tools (RATs) to guarantee success. The catch is none of the tactics were particularly sophisticated, said researchers at security software provider McAfee, which uncovered the assault emanating from China and consisting of covert attacks targeting oil, energy and petrochemical companies as far back as November 2009.

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