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[ISN] Shell warns hacks on oil and gas could kill
By Stewart Mitchell
Dec 13, 2011
IT Manager warns of potential for "huge damage" amid mounting attacks.
An oil industry expert has warned colleagues they risk life-threatening
damage from hackers interested in disrupting their systems.
According to Ludolf Luehmann, an IT manager for Shell, oil industry
players face increased attacks from hackers looking to do physical
damage to equipment.
Citing the Stuxnet worm believed to have disrupted Iran's nuclear
programme, Luehmann said hackers gaining control of physical elements of
oil industry hardware could be catastrophic.
"It will cost lives and it will cost production, environmental damage -
huge, huge damage."
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