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Several offshore platforms telecommunication systems are targeted by cyber attacks.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
10 October 2012 Iran, Islamic Republic of Offshore Intrusion


According to sources, the victim's offshore oil and gas platforms' communication networks have been targeted by cyber attackers in recent weeks. The head of information technology for a key oil company in the country confirmed the cyber-attack attempts on the offshore platforms' information networks. The attacks have been repelled, and the telephone operations on the platforms and other oil and gas operations in a critical gulf region are reported to be functioning normally.



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Recommendations to Offshore to reduce Intrusion risks:

  • Implement strong access controls and authentication mechanisms to limit unauthorized access, such as Multi Factor Authentication.
  • Regularly update and patch software and systems to address known vulnerabilities.
  • Use Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) to monitor and block suspicious activities.
  • Segment your network to limit lateral movement by attackers in case of a breach.
  • Educate your employees about phishing attacks and social engineering tactics to prevent credential theft.
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