Threat actors have stolen 1 TB of data belonging to Saudi Aramco and have posted it for sale on the dark web. Saudi Aramco is one of the largest employers in the oil industry and has an annual revenue of nearly $230 billion. The threat actors listed the data for sale on a dark website for $5 million USD, and for $50 million, the data can be purchased and wiped by the threat actors. Representatives from Saudi Aramco have stated that this was not a ransomware attack, and the organization’s operations have not been impacted. The data breach is believed to have occurred through a third-party contractor rather than direct exploitation of Aramco’s systems.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased