CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi banking official is denying Israeli media reports that hackers from that country have gained access to credit card and bank details of thousands of Saudi citizens.
Talaat Hafez, a top official in the Saudi banking authority, was quoted by the Saudi online newspaper Sabq.org on Tuesday as saying that it has received no reports of customer data being hacked and that all financial information was secure.
The denial came after a report in the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot in which Israeli hackers threatened to release details of thousands of Saudi credit cards. The hackers claimed to have obtained the data in retaliation for the hacking last week of Israeli citizens' credit cards by someone claiming to be a Saudi.
Israel's banks have confirmed thousands of accounts were compromised.