Russian hackers targeted ExxonMobil for months last year, according to a document leaked by the hacker group Fancy Bear.
The document, which was published by WikiLeaks, is dated August 2016 and is titled “ExxonMobil’s drilling rig is targeted by Fancy Bear,” according to an online report by the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCSH) at George Washington University.
The “Fancy Bear” is a reference to Fancy Bear, a Russian hacking group with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The company also appears to be a target of Fancy Bear in several other hacks and leaks in the past year.
In late September 2016, WikiLeaks published an email from ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson that was obtained by the hacking group.
In the email, Tillerson referred to Russian hackers, which have been dubbed “Fenix and Co.,” as “the greatest threat to the security of the world.”
The hackers have also targeted other U.S. companies, including oil companies and banks, the CCSH said in its report.
The hack into ExxonMobil is the latest in a string of attacks that have affected U.K. energy companies, which are the world’s largest oil consumers.
ExxonMobil was one of the companies hit by Fancy Bears attacks last year.
The hackers also targeted the U.N. nuclear agency and the U and European Union’s nuclear regulatory body, as well as the European Union office of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the CCSH said.
In September, the group also targeted energy companies in Canada, including Enbridge Inc., which is a major shareholder in ExxonMobil.
The report said that the group targeted companies that have significant U., U.E. and E.U. energy production and that it had penetrated ExxonMobil servers in a variety of countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, India, China, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.