Cyber Group Associated With Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq Claims Responsibility For Third Attack In Three Days, Now Against Saudi Arabia

April 26, 2022


On April 23, 2022, a hacker group claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against the websites of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Energy and the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). The group dedicated the attack to a battalion commander in the Houthi forces who was killed recently in battles against forces loyal to the Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The group noted that the operations systems at the fuel stations were not attacked "due to the sanctity of the month of Ramadan," and stipulated several conditions for a cessation of attacks: to stop the war against Yemen; to stop the printing of "terrorist takfir books and their distribution around the world"; and "the establishment of a soccer field in Baghdad as soon as possible, as promised."

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