Threat Management

Cyberattack hits Suncor Energy

Major Canadian energy firm Suncor Energy has confirmed that it experienced a cyberattack, which resulted in the disruption of systems at its subsidiary Petro-Canada that enable credit card or rewards points payments for refueling at its gas stations, BleepingComputer reports. App and website outages due to the incident have not only forced Petro-Canada customers to pay cash for fuel but also prevented them from earning points and using car wash privileges since June 23. While Suncor said that it has moved to mitigate the intrusion and notified key authorities, it did not give specifics regarding the incident. Neither Suncor nor Petro-Canada has responded to requests for more information about the service outages as well, but Suncor assured that sensitive data has been spared from the attack. "At this time, we are not aware of any evidence that customer, supplier, or employee data has been compromised or misused as a result of this situation," said Suncor.

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