Rusneftegaz can announce that it has made comprehensive upgrades to our technological security following a series of attempts to attack our computer systems, including our website and online employee portals, in recent weeks. Whilst none of these incidents resulted in either a data breach or our site being inaccessible, management has elected to respond quickly to the situation, foremost by requesting assistance from external parties to fortify our protections against such aggression. For instance, our website has been routinely subjected to denial-of-service cyber-attacks, ultimately with the intent to disrupt the service on our network-based resources by inundating it with superfluous requests, often by using bots. Such hostile acts are conducted to attempt to overload the computer systems, preventing regular users and from accessing them temporarily, or in the most extreme instances, permanently.
However, the decision to expedite these improvements was made after one notable effort that saw the criminals endeavor to access the personal data of our staff, which fortunately was unsuccessful. Although Rusneftegaz retained strong and robust safeguards against such incursions prior to this episode, the malignant nature of this particular attack was perceived by management to be so appalling that remedial action was necessary immediately. Under the terms of our policies regarding data protection, Rusneftegaz will never compromise on the security of the personal information of our personnel or our partners, and these recent occurrences highlighted to our management that if similar or greater transgressions were perpetuated in the future, our defenses may not be so vigilant.
Simultaneously, the board of directors has also opted to temporarily remove certain contact details from our website following a considerable volume of abuse being directed towards our employees through these channels in recent times. Anyone wishing to communicate with us in the immediate future should do so by email via email@example.com, or the form on our website. Please be aware that all electronic messages and telephone calls will now be subjected to enhanced screening, and may not be delivered to the intended recipient. Similarly, all those who work for Rusneftegaz will additionally be receiving a briefing in the next week with regard to new and amended policies in relation to these adjustments. For example, our entire workforce is to be instructed to examine whether there are adequate physical records of key information that would otherwise be considered necessary for the day-to-day functioning of our operations. Whilst this is expected to take some time, the board of directors believes it is a vital step to guarantee that our business can operate regardless of circumstances. Due to the necessity for the details of these changes to remain confidential for security reasons, Rusneftegaz will not be accepting questions pertaining to these developments.