Compromise of Bapco
Date of report
  • January 2020
The Iranian state-backed hackers installed malware on the network of Bapco, Bahrain’s national oil producer. The malware, called Dustman, used a wiper functionality, but experts suspect this could have been meant to erase itself after being discovered.
Suspected victims
  • Bapco
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector