Israeli hackers said they brought down the official websites of Saudi Arabia's Monetary Agency and Abu Dhabi's Securities Exchange on Tuesday in retaliation for a denial of service attack on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange the previous day.
Both official websites did appear to be offline following the announcement by the Israeli hackers. An Israeli hacker told The Jerusalem Post
that members of the Israel Defenders internet group were behind the attack.
Another Israeli hacker named "Anonymous 972" published the email details, including passwords, of 89 Saudi university students. "Usually we do not like to hurt innocent sites, but there is now a cyber war, and every war has victims," the hacker wrote. "Every time an Israeli site get[s] hacked, the same thing will happen to Saudi sites," the hacker added.