As a follow-up to our previous statements on the computer virus that affected a number of the personal workstations of the company, Saudi Aramco would like to announce that its electronic network is functioning normally following a complete and thorough scanning. The company has also reinforced its network security systems and further enhanced security related technologies of the network.
The virus, which only affected personal workstations in the company, had no significant impact on the company’s administrative operations or the productivity of its employees. This was achieved through restoring the affected workstations in a fast and effective manner and in time for employees returning to work after the 'Id holiday. Internal email services were also restored in a timely manner by the company’s experts.
The company would like again to emphasize that none of its oil and gas operations was affected by the incident. All of the company’s commitments toward its local and international customers were fully met.
We want also to state that the investigation of the incident is still ongoing and that we noticed some unfounded news reports regarding the findings of the investigation. We want to emphasize that these reports are not based on real facts. The company still emphasizes its long standing position not to comment on ongoing investigations.