Saipem hit by Chennai cyber attack

Italian drilling operator Saipem’s servers were hit by a cyber attack originating in Chennai yesterday. The attack mainly hit the company’s servers in the Middle East.

“We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures and the actions to be taken to restore normal activities,” Saipem stated in a release.

Saipem said it was notifying the report of the incident to the competent authorities.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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