Electronic Sabotage of Petroleum Company’s Gas Processing Plant

Event Year: 2001 Reliability: Likely But Unconfirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Petroleum

A gas processing plant operated by US petroleum company was hacked by a supplier, sabatoging the plant. (#2)

The plant’s supplier allegedly tried to cover a mistake it made on one computer system by creating a diversion by hacking into three other systems.  (#1)


This resulted in shutting off the flow of material to homes and businesses in a Western European country. This incident resulted in contract violations, environmental fines, increased expenses, and lost frevenue for the petroleum company. It took investigators six months to determine what happened and to identify the perpetrator. (#1)