Africa's Energy Facilities Could Face More Sophisticated Attacks

Monday, 11 February 2013 13:22 Yaron Vorona
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From Voice of America

IAGS' Dr. Gal Luft was interviewed in a report on the the relationship between energy security and oil costs.

Gal Luft, an energy expert, said cyber attacks are a growing concern for energy companies.

"As cyber terrorists realize the vulnerability, they may improve their technical sophistication and eventually develop capabilities that could wreak havoc in global oil and gas markets," said Luft.

So far, the most serious cyber attacks have been aimed at power grids  rather than at oil or gas production. Luft said, however, that could change.

Meantime, oil prices that spiked right after the Algeria attack remain high.