A Yemeni hacking group named the Yemen Cyber Army have claims to have hacked the website, servers and archives of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign, Interior and Defence ministries and have released thousands of top secret documents that reveals the identities of the country’s top spies, and confidential correspondence of Riyadh officials.
“We have gained access to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) network and have full control over more than 3000 computers and servers, and thousands of users. We also have access to the emails, personal and secret information of hundreds of thousands of their staff and diplomats in different missions around the world,” the hacking group said in a statement.
The group said it has the contact addresses, phone numbers, emails, social account contents of not just the Saudi diplomats and foreign ministry staff, but also the country’s spies, intelligence agents and operatives, army personnel and hundreds of thousands of secret documents of the Saudi foreign ministry and top secret files and correspondence of senior Riyadh officials with other world countries and governments since early 1980s.
“We publish only few portions of the vital information we have, just to let them know that ‘truly the flimsiest of houses is the spider´s house’,” the statement added.
The Yemen Cyber Army also said “portions of the visa secret information, thousands of documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry automation system and secret emails will be published gradually so as to keep Saudi puppets always in fear of their identity disclosure”.
The statement further vowed to automatically wipe the Saudi Foreign Ministry computer systems and servers at 12:00 Wednesday midnight.
Meantime, the hacking group said it has also attacked the Saudi Interior Ministry and Defense Ministry.
“We have the same access to the Interior Ministry (MOI) and Defense Ministry (MOD) of which the details will be published in near future.”
The group warned that it would soon inflict even greater damage on the Saudi government if Riyadh refrains from attacking “Muslims in Yemen”, adding, “Do not blame anyone but yourself and expect greater harms.”
The hacking group confirmed that it is its second operations codenamed martyred “Syed Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi”.
Yemen Cyber Army first came to be known when it attacked the pro-Saudi news website, AlHayat, on April 14 in protest at the Riyadh’s invasion of Yemen.
The group hacked AlHayat.com “to support Yemen revolution”, according to a statement left on AlHayat’s website which also showed a photo of the Lebanese Hezbollah leader, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah.
The group said the cyberattack on the pro-Saudi paper was codenamed OpSaudi, and added in their message, which was apparently addressed to the “Saudi Dictators” that “we are oppressed, but not weak; we are waiting for you.
“The message is short but clear: Prepare Your Hideaway,” it added.
The hackers said they leaked the names of All Alhayat users and subscribers “to warn all Pro-Saudi or pan-Arabs
accept Yemen Revolution and join us against your dictators”.