Tit for tat: Israeli and Saudi Arabian hackers dump credit card numbers

Okay, I don’t want to get caught up in this “tit for tat” credit card hacking and dumping that’s going on between individuals from Israel and Saudi Arabia, but given that Saudi banks initially firmly denied any hacks (which I had questioned as no one had said banks had been hacked), I thought this important to post:

Omar Elmershedi reports:

Credit card details of more than 5,000 Saudi and non-Saudi card-holders were compromised in the latest hacking attack, two leading banks confirmed to the Saudi Gazette, Wednesday evening.

Senior bank officials said that the banks have sent text messages to their clients asking them to report to the banks any unauthorized transactions involving their credit or ATM cards.

“We are planning to issue new credit cards to account holders whose details were posted online,” said the bank officials speaking on condition of anonymity.

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