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An Unknown Hacker Group Claims That It Shut Down the World's Largest Oil Company

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posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by purplemer

my gut feeling is that this maybe US. i know of no one with the capabilities to take a virus like FLAME and modify it. but then again im not computer minded in terms of programming but i know people who are.. so who knows.

posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 06:11 PM
While I applaud the effort of morally guided hackers, this still adds nothing but fire to the crackdown on hackers and global security alike. Oh well. I just imagine what internet security and computers will be like in 10 years time.

posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 08:25 PM

Originally posted by havok
It seems that if this attack came from Iran...
The retaliation would come from the west.
Since we are such great "buddies" with the Saudis...
(really we are just the people who prop their entire world up)
Then this may spark interest in getting higher gas prices.
Higher gas prices will piss off the public and they'll ask questions...
The answers will be that the Iranians started the fight, so we cry in the streets.
Thus, blaming the Iranians on the attack...
Justifying a reason to start a war with them.

Man this is too obvious.
(or delibrate so the war drums beat on)

This virus attach will hurt the US somewhat but we have enough reserve to hold it for the short term. It will not justify a war with Iran if they are the ones putting out this virus. We will not strike Iran. If, however, Israel starts then I see that the US will be on Israels side and only then. All this attach will do as everyone here says is that the price of oil will just go up. Some countries more than others. I wonder what Venezuela will do.

posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 08:38 PM
I can't see the US being behind this with it being election season. Higher gas prices before an election would stifle public confidence in the current administration (if there's any left). Who knows though, there's no end to the tricks. Like one person mentioned, it could be a gateway to war with iran. Of course they won't play that card until after the elections. There's too much at stake to make a move before november.

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 09:09 AM
Doing more research on this topic.

An interesting find is that another group calling itself the Arab Youth Group has also taken credit for this cyberattack.

In a statement posted on PasteBin, the hitherto unknown Arab Youth Group suggested the attack against Aramco's "administrable structures and substructures" had been carried out to protest what it claimed was the support shown to Israel and the United States by Saudi leaders.

"These betrayals are done with oil wealth of the Arab nation," the group claimed, warning of more "severe action" against companies such as Aramco.


A group called the “Arab Youth Group” has taken responsibility for an attack, releasing a statement on saying, “Arab nations beware. The Arab Youth Group, in support of Arab dignity and a warning to Al-Saud traitors, has performed the ‘Sahabah al-Nabi’ operation.”

It cited Saudi support of Israel and the United States as the reason for the group’s anger, and continued, “These betrayals are done with the oil wealth of the Arab nation.”

edit on 26-8-2012 by pwndnewb because: more info

I don't speak Arabic, so perhaps someone can clarify/verify the meaning of ‘Sahabah al-Nabi’ for me. From what I can gather this means "companions of the prophet Muhammad".
edit on 26-8-2012 by pwndnewb because: ????

posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 04:36 PM
Saturday has come and gone. I haven't been able to find anymore information regarding any new attacks against Saudi Aramco.

I did find that they have repaired most if not all of the damage done by this attack.

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