Saudi Arabia jails three for spying on Aramco

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

Saudi Arabia sentenced three nationals to prison terms for leaking confidential information about state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Company, also known as Aramco, while they worked for a computer maintenance company contracted by the energy firm, Arab News reported.

One person was sentenced to six years in prison, while two others were given three-year prison terms each, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

The main suspect in the case stole hard disk drives from Aramco’s computers with one containing confidential information, as well as an external storage unit that belonged to an American engineer employed by Aramco, the newspaper added.

The newspaper said the case is not connected to the hacking attack on Aramco last August. That August 15 attack targeted 30,000 computers after a virus infected them aiming to stop crude oil and gas supplies.  None of the company’s employees or contractors were involved in that incident.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure

Crude output from jointly-run offshore Khafji oilfield has been...

Petroleum producers shift attention from Middle East: Kemp

Petroleum producers shift attention from Middle East: Kemp

Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and...

1
Back in business

Back in business

Iran’s tankers are back on the oceans as sanctions on the Islamic...

Most Popular
Most Discussed