MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The global energy sector may prove more vulnerable to cyberattacks next year as companies are switching to 5G technologies, which will connect a large number of devices to global networks, increasing the attack surface, Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity firm, said in a report on Wednesday.

The number of cyberattacks in the transport sector in the Middle East may also increase against the background of rising tensions, the company added.

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In recent years, the number of military attacks on Saudi Arabia’s energy sector has increased amid its involvement in the Yemeni conflict. On Monday, the Yemeni rebels from the Ansar Allah (Houthis) movement struck Saudi Aramco’s facility north of Jeddah. The Saudi authorities have said that the attack did not affect the deliveries of oil products to the company’s customers.

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Energy Sector’s Exposure to Cyberattacks May Increase in Light of 5G Technologies, Report Suggests

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