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Conference Website of Saudi Arabia Got Hacked


The website of an important conference to be held in Saudi Arabia was taken over by the hackers. The website for Future Investment Initiative, a conference that in Saudi Arabia was nicknamed as "Davos in the Desert," has been hacked by the hackers on 22 October, 2018.


'Davos in the Desert' conference is slated to take place between 23 to 25 October, 2018, in Riyadh. The conference has become a matter of much controversy after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, earlier this month, in the Saudi consulate, Istanbul. Khashoggi was seen entering in the consulate, but is not seen leaving. Saudi Arabia later acknowledged Khashoggi death over the weekend. But, the kingdom claims that Khashoggi death was work of "rogue operation" and the Saudi prince was unaware of it.


The Saudi Arabian kingdom invests billions in the U.S. tech companies, however still the conference in Riyadh has seen withdrawal of many well-known investors, business leaders and tech companies due to much public outage since Khashoggi's death.


The hacked site displays an image depicting Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, beheading Khashoggi. The screenshots of the hacked FII website display the message: "Saudi regime is one of the sources for #Terrorism_Financing in the world".


Figures in the bottom of hacked home page claims that Saudi Arabia has supported "17+" terrorist groups, which has resulted in the deaths of over 89,000 Syrian civilians and 42,000 people in Yemen, as posted on October 22, 2018, by independent.co.uk.


"For the sake of security for children worldwide, we urge all countries to put sanctions on the Saudi regime," the message below the hacked image stated. It further mentions that "the regime, aligned with the United States, must be kept responsible for its barbaric and inhuman action, such as killing its own citizen Jamal Khashoggi and thousands of innocent people in Yemen. The medieval Saudi regime is one of the sources of #Terrorism_Financing in the world".


The remaining part of the home page replaced Saudi Arabia's business investments messages with the claims that the country is financing terrorism. The hacked website further included the list containing contact information of those individuals who are considered to be the spies of Saudi regime performing malicious activities all over the globe.


Soon after the hacking, the Future Investment Initiative website stopped displaying the hackers' messages and instead showed an error page. Now, the website has return to its original.

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