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Russian Hackers Attack an Azerbaijani Energy Pipeline

Aviation week reported that Russian hackers attacked servers controlling an energy pipeline carrying gas from Azerbaijan to Europe bypassing Russia. The hacker attacks caused suspension in the pipeline operations, forcing the operating company to redirect the oil through Baku-Novorossiysk Russian pipeline. Georgian websites claim that the attacks had the same IPs as those of Estonian websites DDos during the 2007 Estonian Cyber attacks.

The news are still to be confirmed.

But one question remains : If the reports are correct, Why such a system is accessible from the Internet in the first place ?

More on the story:
1News.az
1TV.ge

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