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Court finds one US industry is at greater risk of cyber attack at a major breach could cause big problems Elizabeth McDonald is here just because in the next -- This is -- good people who might want to invest in oil and gas need to pay attention.
Yeah right out and -- you know this report from the council on foreign relations is stunning because it shows that they expect attacks on oil and gas companies from cyber hackers.
Are more extensive than previously understood.
Through April and September of last year.
They say this report found that the oil and gas sector was hit by more cyber attacks -- any other sector in the country.
And in fact the 41% for the entire year 2012.
41% of all cyber attacks were against the energy sector were against oil and gas companies that comes from the Department of Homeland Security.
So there was a wave of cyber attacks into oil and gas from Iran for a three year period up from a way through 2011 from China China was hacking in.
To oil and gas companies and let's look at what you were doing here's what the report is warning about.
About cyber attacks -- oil and gas that could basically.
Cause energy supply outages for months this is something you're right -- -- that the US government is now sitting up and pay attention to refinery explosions -- -- human life shut down pipelines that could happen.
It could damage offshore rigs and oil spills so this comes on top of the news that we already knew about about what happened with Saudi -- we're 30000.
Computers at the Saudi -- were hacked into by Iran and millions of dollars of damage that was just the thumb drive that somebody stuck in and the mall where was let it and it released into the system.
What the report is also talking about -- is this stocks net accidental a potential acts -- -- attack on Chevron that malware came into Chevron system.
Chevron is saying -- not really didn't really distraught disrupt this operation that happened in 2010.
-- visited tax that we know about the problem is a lot of companies don't disclose them.
Out of embarrassment and fear that are it would create.
You know problems in the industry the people know that they think that are ramping up.
They're secure internal security yet they have been ramping up and -- president has also -- this earlier this year president Barack Obama has signed the cyber security infrastructure bout that provision.
To beef up infrastructure protection cyber attack.
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