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SAMA probes bank website hacking




SAMA probes bank website hacking
SAMA probes bank website hacking



http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID 10061675465 

By Abdullah Al-Dani
The Saudi Gazette
16 June 2010

JEDDAH - The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) has launched an 
investigation into the hacking of Riyad Bank's website Monday morning. 
SAMA has asked the bank to provide it with a detailed report on the 
incident.

An official source at SAMA confirmed that the agency will punish any 
bank which is lax in protecting its website against hackers. The bank's 
homepage was penetrated by the hacker, who claimed he broke in to 
register a complaint against an official in Madina. The SAMA source said 
the hacker will be questioned by the security authorities before 
referring him to the judiciary. The courts will try him under cyber 
laws. The Shoura Council has introduced a set of laws to combat the 
growing threat of cyber crimes in the Kingdom.

The SAMA source played down the incident, pointing out that the hacker 
had no criminal motive. "He has more passion to be famous, rather than 
to belittle the bank's officials or steal from customers' accounts."
 
The bank's management said the incident was not worrying because the 
hacker did not target the pages containing the bank's transactions or 
customer accounts. 

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