Saudi oil refinery cyber-attack intended to trigger explosion, claims report

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August attack targeted safety systems used in nuclear power stations

A cyber attack on an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia in August was intended to cause sabotage, possibly even an explosion, according to investigators. And the only thing that prevented it was an er...

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