Attack on Italian oil firm Saipem
Date of report
  • December 2018
  • Possibly linked to an Iran-based group that uses the Shamoon virus to target oil and gas entities with a connection to Saudi Arabia.
An attack on the Italian oil firm Saipem targeted servers based in India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, and the United Arab Emirates. Hackers used a variant of the Shamoon virus.
Suspected victims
  • Saipem
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown