A Saudi based “oppressed defenders” hacking group has taken down the online banking domain of Arab National Bank, early Monday. 

The cyber attack on ANB bank is part of the ongoing Operation Saudi in which hacker had vowed to attack Saudi based financial institutions until the end of human rights violations in the kingdom.

In an exclusive conversation with one of their hacker we at HackRead were told that the group will carry on conducting cyber attacks on Saudi banks. 

“Those attacks on Samba, Alahli, Riyad bank were just small warnings to the Saudi regime and it’s king and if they don’t pay attention to the demands made by people, there will be attacks with more strength than before. These attacks are warnings to make Saudi regime change its behavior with the people and stops its wrong policies,” the hacker added.

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Here are two screenshots showing that at the time of publishing this article, the ANB’s online banking domain was offline: 

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The oppressed defenders is the same group who took down the official website of Saudi bank AlJazira through a Distributed denial of service attack (DD0S) last week.

About the Arab National Bank:

The Arab National Bank is a major bank based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange. It is among the top ten largest banks in the Middle East and has received an ‘A’ rank from Standard and Poor’s.


Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.