Published on May 25th, 2015 📆 | 7398 Views ⚑0
Yemen Cyber Army hacked principal Saudi Gov networks
The group of hackers known as Yemen Cyber Army has hacked the computer systems at Saudi Arabia. The Hacking crew compromised the website, servers and databases belonging to the Saudi Arabia’s Foreign, Interior and Defense ministries. The Yemen Cyber Army has released thousands of top secret documents and many other information.
The data includes emails, personal and secret information of Government staff and diplomats engaged in different missions around the world and strategic planning documents. The group claimed that it “has gained access to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) network, but most disconcerting news it that they sustain to have the full control over more than 3000 computers and servers, and thousands of users.
The hackers also anticipated the automatic wipe off the Saudi Foreign Ministry computer systems and servers at 12:00 Wednesday midnight, and it has succeeded as reported by zone-h.
Lee Johnstone of cyberwarnews.info (@Cyber_War_News) has analyzed some of the massive amount of documents included in the data dump released by the Yemen Cyber Army.
The amount of data is impressive, 892 mb archive contains 1,835 files in 93 folders.
Lee confirmed the presence of documents, emails, presentations, images, and spreadsheets, approximately 95% of which are in Arabic.
“The e-mail documents are Outlook files, sorted by the inbox status. Emails account for 1,622 files, 38 Folders, and 647 mb of the data. Lee also found what he described as “tons of internal network information including root certificates.” One file of note includes a spreadsheet with 19,577 records with the following fields of citizen information” reported Databreaches.
The group announced that this is just the beginning, they will release more information gradually, announcing that they have compromised also Saudi Interior Ministry (MOI) and Defense Ministry (MOD).
The Fars news agency also published a document that includes the links of the files and the documents released by the Yemen Cyber Army.
Below other links released by the hacking crew: