EXCLUSIVE: Saudileaks 2: Yemen Cyber Army Releases Hacked Contents
Yemen Cyber Army on Thursday released a portion of the information and documents that it had gained in its recent cyber attack on Saudi Arabia’s Foreign, Interior and Defense Ministries.
The Yemen Cyber Army announced Wednesday evening that it has hacked the website, servers and archives of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign, Interior and Defense ministries and would release thousands of these top secret documents.
The group claimed that it “has gained access to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) network and have full control over more than 3000 computers and servers, and thousands of users. We also have access to the emails, personal and secret information of hundreds of thousands of their staff and diplomats in different missions around the world”.
The hackers’ statement, which said the cyber army has also attacked the Saudi Interior and Defense ministries and vowed to release their details later, was carried by several globally known hackers websites.
The statement further vowed to automatically wipe off the Saudi Foreign Ministry computer systems and servers at 12:00 Wednesday midnight, and apparently it has succeeded as the claim has been verified by zone-h. The website shows the flash images that have been left for the Saudi foreign ministry staff and diplomats when they came to work and started up their computer systems on Thursday morning.
Also in the statement, the Yemen Cyber Army promised to release a small portion of the vital information it has. And now it has fulfilled the vow.
The group has first left defacement screenshot mirrors to prove its claim:
Then the hacking group has left a several-page word document that contains the url addresses of some of the files that it has hacked. The files contain hundreds of pages of the cables and telex messages of Saudi Arabia’s embassies worldwide, Foreign Ministry communications, and internal and private documents.
The group has vowed to release the entire database of the Saudi foreign ministry in the near future.
To see the links of the files and the documents released by the Yemeni hackers, please click the file below.
The word document starts with the name of the operation followed by the hackers’ statement in English and Arabic. Then it presents the url addresses of the files. It also contains the password that you are asked to provide when downloading of each file is complete.
Many of the files that can be found in the url addresses contain scanned documents signed and sealed by top Saudi officials.
Some other url addresses require a little complicated process to download, install and run.