Scotland’s energy sector must take heed of international cyber-attacks, warns detective

Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane heads up Police Scotland’s cyber-crime operations team.

Speaking at the Digital Energy Conference in Aberdeen, he warned around 300 delegates that international energy companies based in Scotland could “come under the radar” of criminals.

In August hackers carried out a cyber-attack on a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia, which investigators believe was designed to trigger an explosion, only stopped by a mistake in the criminals’ computer code.

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Source:  Energy Voice