The Italian oil-services company Saipem SpA is still assessing the scope and impact of a cyberattack that targeted its servers in the Middle East, according to the head of digital and innovation.

“We’re keeping the servers down to understand what happened,” Mauro Piasere said by phone Monday. Once that’s clear “we will be able to load the backup.”

The Milan-based company said earlier Monday it had detected a cyberattack and is taking actions to restore normal activities, without giving further details.

It’s still unclear where the attack originated or who was behind it, Piasere said.

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