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Oil explorers beware: Hackers eyeing what you know

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 03/08/2013 @ 1:17 am In Money | No Comments

(OilPrice) While most would think that the risks junior oil and gas companies are taking in exploring new frontiers as far away as the remote reaches of Africa are related to government instability and conflict, another risk they face is right at home and lies right beyond their network firewalls.

Cyber security breaches are becoming more common place as the ranks of junior companies swell and take on new exploration venues with a great deal of energy. But at home their firewalls are not safe and hackers are being paid to find out what juicy exploration news is being discussed in their boardrooms.


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