Saudi Husband Hacked Government Website To Congratulate Wife For Exam Success
WHEN his wife passed her exams, one Saudi man congratulated her by hacking into the website of the Saudi Commission of Electricity and Cogeneration and writing her a note:
“I apologize for the hacking your website, but I wanted to congratulate my wife Bashayir, my partner, after graduating. I wanted to tell her this through your website. I would like to wish everyone luck and success.”
But he didn’t leave it there. He added:
“Instead of [Saudi Arabia] passing hard punishments on hackers, you should close any loopholes so you don’t get hacked. I wanted to highlight to the owners of the hacked websites that you could contact me via email and I will show you the loopholes I found.”
His wife could soon he spending time along with her PC, as the man faces up to four years in prison and a 3 million riyals ($475,000, $800,000) fine.