On Wednesday, Aug.15, 2012, an official at Saudi Aramco confirmed that the company has isolated all its electronic systems from outside access as an early precautionary measure that was taken following a sudden disruption that affected some of the sectors of its electronic network.
The disruption was suspected to be the result of a virus that had infected personal workstations without affecting the primary components of the network.
Saudi Aramco confirmed the integrity of all of its electronic network that manages its core business and that the interruption has had no impact whatsoever on any of the company's production operations.
The company employs a series of precautionary procedures and multiple redundant systems within its advanced and complex system that are used to protect its operational and database systems.
Saudi Aramco IT experts anticipate resuming normal operations of its network soon.