Riyadh, 6 Ramadan 1436/23 June 2015 (MINA) – Computer code hackerSaudi warned in a statement that it will prosecute all those found responsible for the attack, whether companies or governments, in accordance with international laws
Saudi Arabia has revealed that diplomatic documents leaked and being circulated on social networking sites by WikiLeaks were obtained during a cyber-attack against the foreign ministry’s computers last month.
The ministry warned in a statement that it will prosecute all those found responsible for the attack, whether companies or governments, in accordance with international laws.
The Head of Media Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Osama Bin Ahmed Noukli, insisted that work remains in progress to complete investigations in coordination with the state’s competent agencies.
He stressed that the ministry applies the toughest technical regulations, so the cyber-attack was not able to penetrate the most highly-classified documents, of which there are millions.
Noukli called on Saudi citizens not to help “enemies of the homeland” in achieving their goals through circulating any of the documents published by WikiLeaks, and confirmed that the e-Crime Act prohibits anyone from doing so.
He added that the attack will not affect in any way the ministry’s work or the “state’s transparent policies.”(T/R05/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)