Russian oil company Rosneft hit by cyberattack

Katrina Barker
June 28, 2017

As a result of the deal, Rosneft will gain 49% stake in Essar Oil, while another 49% will go to Trafigura, a Swiss consortium, and United Capital Partners, a Russian fund. That virus, dubbed WannaCry, .

Rosneft (OTC:RNFTF) says it has been hit by a powerful cyber attack, in a statement that says it hopes the attack is unrelated to its ongoing legal battle with rival business group Sistema. "We can confirm the breakdown is caused by a cyber attack", a spokeswoman said.

The attack spread across Europe overnight, with Danish shipping company AP Moller-Maersk and Russia's Rosneft oil company reporting their systems had been hacked, AP reported.

Bashkirian Power Grid has recommended a dividend for 2016 of 1.3 billion roubles.

Rosneft, one of the world's biggest producers of crude oil by volume, said its oil production had not been affected.

"The hacking attack could lead to serious consequences, but the company has moved to a reserve production processing system and neither oil output nor refining have been stopped". "In connection with the irregular situation, some flight delays are possible", Dykhne said in a post on Facebook.

Deloitte said the oil and gas industry previous year was the second-most prone to attacks, with about 75 percent of the companies in the United States getting hit at least once.

"The government computers of Ukraine, the Kiev subway, Auchan stores, Ukrainian telecommunications operators (Kyivstar, LifeCell, UkrTeleCom), Privatbank, Boryspil airport, presumably, also underwent a hacker attack", the representative of Group-IB added.

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