Iranian hackers take down Saudi Supreme Council for Youth and Sport’s website

TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Iranian hackers attacked the website of the Saudi Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) on Wednesday.
The group that has introduced itself as “Zone H” hacked the Saudi Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS).

As a conventional move, the hackers released the information below to prove the success of their cyberattack:

“Mirror saved on: 2016-06-20 18:52:14
Notified by: aHor4
IP address: Saudi Arabia
System: Win 2008
Web server: IIS/7.5
Notifier stats
This is a CACHE (mirror) page of the site when it was saved by our robot on 2016-06-20 18:52:14”

The website has gone out of service since yesterday.

The Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) is run by Abdullah Bin Musa’ad Bin Abdul Aziz.

The attack seems to be a response to several cyberattacks by Saudi hackers on a number of Iranian government websites in recent weeks.

The documents released by the Yemen Cyber Army after it hacked the Saudi Foreign Ministry in May, 2015 showed that former Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in a letter to Chief of the Royal Court Khalid al-Tuwaijri has proposed adoption of a plan to harm Iran’s national security.

Head of Iran’s Cyber Police (FATA) Brigadier General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar announced late in May that the recent cyber attacks on an Iranian government website were conducted by Saudi hackers.

“We monitored a cyber attack on May 24 which was conducted from three countries and led by hackers in Saudi Arabia and they launched deceive attacks on the Statistical Center of Iran and of course such an attack is not important technically,” Hadianfar told reporters in Tehran on May 29.

He also dismissed any relations between the hackers and the ISIL terrorist group, and said, “The hacker already had a hacking record and was identified by FATA.”

Hadianfar also rejected Iran’s retaliatory measures against Saudi Arabia, and said Tehran has sent the IPs to the Interpol and Saudi Arabia’s Cyber Police and is pursuing the case but there is no reason to think that the Saudi government has been involved in the attack.

Also late in May, Deputy Head of FATA for International and Legal Affairs Colonel Hossein Ramezani underlined the necessity for Saudi Arabia to account for hacking the Iranian governmental websites.

Ramezani, meantime, said that the hackers couldn’t access any classified information.

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali had informed a day earlier on May 28 that a group of Saudi hackers launched cyber attacks on a number of Iranian government websites, but failed to incur major damage.

“Saudi Arabia sought to materialize its threats through such attacks but it was mostly a type of show-off,” Jalali told FNA.

“These attacks were carried out on the first layer and didn’t inflict heavy damage,” he added.

Jalali said that the Saudi hackers couldn’t change anything more than a page and failed to go any deeper.

Late in May, the websites of the Statistical Center of Iran and the country’s Organization for Registration of Deeds and Property were hacked, but experts fixed them soon.

By Fars News Agency