Saudileaks: Indonesian Police Official Blames Saudis for Financing Terrorists
Indonesia’s National Police Inspector-General Tito Karnavian has informed high-ranking officials in Jakarta that Saudi Arabia has been supporting the terrorist groups in the Southeast Asian country, one of the documents released by the Yemen Cyber Army after it hacked the Saudi foreign ministry in May disclosed.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry was hacked by the Yemen Cyber Army in May, and a copy of its information was sent to FNA and another one to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
One of the documents released by the YCA is a secret letter written by the Saudi embassy in Jakarta to the foreign ministry in Riyadh saying that the country’s ambassador has had a meeting with the representative of Indonesia’s minister for religious affairs, Nasreddin Omar, who was accompanied by a delegation of Indonesian National Counter-terrorism Agency (BNPT), including General Karnavian.
Based on the letter, the first goal of the meeting was presentation of some explanations about Karnavian’s speech in which he had named Saudi Arabia as one of the financial resources of terrorists in Indonesia.
During the meeting at the venue of the Saudi embassy, Karnavian has explained that in his speech that he didn’t directly mean the Saudi government, but certain Saudis who have extended financial support for the terrorists in practice.
Late in May, the Yemen Cyber Army 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 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.
Following the hack in May, the Yemen Cyber Army sent a copy of its information to FNA and another one to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
“WikiLeaks released over 60,000 documents on Friday and vowed to release the rest in coming weeks, but we plan to release the documents in separate news items since many of them contain the names of foreign nationals who have demanded visit to Saudi Arabia, for example for Hajj pilgrimage, and their names have been mentioned among the Saudi agents. Thus releasing the list of names and documents might hurt innocent individuals who have done nothing, but applied for visa at a Saudi embassy for doing Hajj pilgrimage,” FNA English Editor-in-Chief Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm said.
“The number of the documents is way beyond the 500,000 that has been announced by WikiLeaks, but they need to be checked first to make sure that they do not contain misleading information and are not harmful to innocent people,” he added.