Royal Saudi Airforce website hit by Iranian pro-Yemen-rebel group
Further hacktivist fall-out from Saudi Arabia and Iran's military intervention in Yemen is reported by HackRead with the latest victim being the Royal Saudi Airforce website.
On Friday a text format message saying “Hacked By Mr.Xpr! Iran Hack Security Team” appeared on the site, demonstrating that the site's security had been breached.
The Iranian hacker was reported as telling the publication explicitly that the Saudi Ariforce website had been targeted due to Saudi Arabia's actions in Yemen, with a warning that unless it desisted, “…we will keep on targeting Saudi defence related sites.”
The Royal Saudi Air Force website has subsequently been restored and is available online.
Iran is supporting the Shia rebels in Yemen and Saudi Arabia supports the Sunni government, making the conflict a proxy war between the two which has spilled over into the cyber-arena, including actions by the ‘Syrian Electronic Army' hackers using very similar phrasing and bragging about achieving access in their attacks on newspapers, including on the Washington Post site earlier this year; in addition there have been previous attacks on Saudi government targets by pro-Shia groups including a major breach attributed to the Yemen Cyber Army, reported on by SC earlier this year, while Iran in turn has blamed Saudi Arabia for attacks on the Twitter feed of its state TV station.
Iran today also threatened Israel yesterday saying if that country attempts any type of cyber attack it would reply with a "crushing response."
"If the Zionist regime dares to launch a cyber attack on Iran, we will surely respond to it," Vaezi said on Sunday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.This story originally appeared in SCMagazineUK.com with additional reporting by SCMagazine.com.