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Hackers hit Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative website, Jamal Khashoggi

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The
Future Investment Initiative (FII) was hacked on October
22.

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  • Hackers targeted the website for the Future
    Investment Initiative (FII) conference
    , a major investment
    conference hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin
    Salman.
  • The site briefly featured an edited image of the crown
    prince holding a knife over the slain journalist Jamal
    Khashoggi’s head.
  • Below the image, text read: “For the sake of security
    for children worldwide, we urge all countries to put sanction
    on the Saudi regime.”
  • The images were taken off the site and the page
    returned to normal on Monday, but appeared to be offline again
    on Tuesday morning, local time.
  • The conference known by some as “Davos in the Desert”
    has received negative attention in the wake of Khashoggi’s
    disappearance and death. Several companies and titans of
    industry who were previously expected to attend backed out in
    recent days.

Hackers targeted the website for the Future
Investment Initiative (FII) conference
, a major investment
conference hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The website briefly featured images of the crown prince holding a
large knife over Jamal Khashoggi’s head. In the image, which has
since been removed, the prince is standing near what appears to
be the flag of the Islamic State terror group.

The Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi died on October
2, appeared in the background of the image.

Some text below the image read: “For the sake of security for
children worldwide, we urge all countries to put sanction on the
Saudi regime.”

It continues: “The regime, aligned with the United States, must
be kept responsible for its barbaric and inhuman action, such as
killing its own citizen Jamal Khashoggi and thousands of other
innocent people in Yemen. The medieval Saudi regime is one of the
sources for #Terrorism_Financing in the world.”

The website also linked to a
handful of similarly themed YouTube videos
.

The Future Investment Initiative site returned to normal
operation on Monday, but appeared to be offline again Tuesday
morning, local time.

The conference known by some as “Davos in the Desert” has
received negative attention in the wake of Khashoggi’s
disappearance and death. Several companies and titans of industry
who were previously expected to attend
backed out in recent days,
including billionaire AOL
cofounder and venture capitalist Steve Case and Uber CEO Dara
Khosrowshahi, who were both slated to speak.

The Kingdom admitted that Khashoggi had been “murdered
inside their consulate, but denied that the crown prince had any
prior knowledge of the plot.

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