Anonymous OpPetrol hacking campaign targets oil and gas sectors
“Oil and gas firms have been urged to be vigilant to security attacks as OpPetrol – a new campaign from Anonymous aimed at the oil and gas sectors – begins.
The hackers’ statement in May warned that from 20 June attacks would begin in order to protest the West’s domination of the world’s resources.
‘Why this Op? Because petrol is sold with the dollar and Saudi Arabia has betrayed Muslims with their co-operation. So why isn’t petrol sold with the currency of the country which exports it,’ read the statement.
The hackers pledged to mount a variety of cyber attacks against companies involved in the industry. These included promises to hit firms with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, deface their social media accounts and websites, steal sensitive information from their systems and post it online and sabotage their operations by doing things like infecting their networks with disk-wiping malware.”