Ransomware attack at Mexico’s Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers

A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have increasingly targeted companies Read More …

S. Philadelphia refinery blast released 5,000 pounds of a deadly chemical, federal investigators say

Philadelphia dodged several potential catastrophes during a dramatic June 21 refinery blast, which released about 5,239 pounds of a deadly chemical and launched pieces of shrapnel as large as a truck hurtling across the 1,300-acre refinery complex, according to federal findings Read More …

Kuwait raises security alert level at oil and commercial ports: KUNA

Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Friday, citing a decision by Trade and Industry Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan. “The decision emphasizes that all measures Read More …

Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by Houthi drone strikes

Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia which is vital to global energy supplies. The attacks on the processor and a major oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, on early Saturday Read More …

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Saudi Arabia describes the damage as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. Houthi spokesman says rebels launched 10 bomb-laden drones targeting the field in their “biggest-ever” operation; threatens more attacks coming. Drones Read More …

DOE Announces US$8 Million in Funding for Energy System Resilience

The government will fund projects that reduce the risk of cyber incidents disrupting electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as the production, refining, storage and distribution of oil and natural gas. The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an Read More …