Saudi oil company Saudi Aramco has admitted that hackers are demanding a $ 50 million ransom from it after some of its data were leaked. The Associated Press reported this on Wednesday, citing information received from the company.
“Recently it became known about the indirect disclosure of a limited amount of company data held by third-party contractors,” AP quoted Saudi Aramco as saying. The company did not disclose which contractor it was referring to, how the information was leaked, and what the hackers were demanding. “We confirm that the disclosure of data was not associated with a breach of the security of our systems, does not affect our activities and that the company’s position in terms of cybersecurity is still reliable,” – noted in Saudi Aramco.
According to AP, on the page it discovered on the dark web (“dark Internet” – Internet pages not indexed by search engines and accessible only through specialized tools for anonymous browsing), the page says that the hackers had about a terabyte of Saudi Aramco information and that the attackers are demanding from company $ 50 million. Who is behind the hacker attack is unknown.