Resecurity: Hackers targeted US liquified natural gas producers mid-February

Hackers accessed more than 100 computers belonging to current and past personnel of 21 major US  liquefied natural gas providers and exporters in mid-February, research by cybersecurity company Resecurity showed. Hackers broke into the target computers directly in some cases while they purchased access to computers that had already been infected in other cases.

The motive of the cyber operation is unknown, and it is not clear whether the attack is connected to Russian military operation in Ukraine. Resecurity CEO Gene Yoo stated that ‘Recent tensions around Nord Stream 2, global market changes, as well as conflict in Ukraine are obvious catalysts.’ As of January 2022, the USA is the world’s top liquefied natural gas exporter.