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Riyad Bank site hacked
Bank moves to reassure customers after website is hacked for five hours.
June 15, 2010 2:53 by Samuel Potter
Riyad Bank says its customers’ accounts are safe after the bank’s website was taken over by hackers for five hours on Sunday. “Our customers’ accounts are safe and have not been tampered with,” said a source at the bank.
“Our customers’ accounts are separate from the site that was hacked,” he said, adding that precautionary measures have been taken to protect the site from being hacked.
The source added that the hackers had targeted the site of the company that operates the bank’s site. The site was taken over by hackers calling themselves “team 04 HrB” on Sunday at 2 a.m.
In a message to the bank, the hackers apologized for taking over the site and said they only did so to send a message to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah that Mayor of Madinah Abdul Aziz Al-Hossain should be put on trial.