Saudi Aramco confirms data breach following demand for $50m cyber ransom

Saudi Aramco has admitted to indirectly leaking sizable amounts of data pilfered from one of its third-party contractors in a cyberattack, which surprisingly doesn’t appear to involve the use of malware like ransomware.

In an emailed statement to the Financial Times, the world’s largest oil producer confirmed a breach had occured earlier this week, but added the incident did not originate on its computers, and has had no impact on their operations. 

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