Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, has had its Twitter hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, has had its official Twitter account compromised by hackers.

Not only have the hackers replaced Saudi Aramco’s logo with a picture of the Heath Ledger’s portrayal of “The Joker” from the film “The Dark Knight” Batman movie, but they have also tweeted a series of messages to the oil firm’s 46,000 followers.

Here, via the wonder of an animated GIF, I can show you what the tweets are saying in English…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.