The Map That Shows Why a Pipeline Explosion in Turkey Matters to the U.S.

By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley, Writers | Marco Ayala, aeSolutions Contributor | Published: December 12, 2014 Bloomberg Business

For years, the U.S. intelligence community has questioned how vulnerable oil and gas pipelines are to a destructive cyberattack. They got an answer when hackers targeted an oil pipeline in Turkey. Majority-owned by BP, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline was built to be one of the most secure in the world. But it was no match for the digital intruders who injected malicious software into the control network, allowing them to tamper with the system and cause an explosion that sent flames 150 feet into the air. Investigators couldn’t determine whether a bomb was also used, as the explosion incinerated any evidence.

The incident in 2008 – but only coming to light now…

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