Summary Box: Saudi Denies Bank Info Breach

Published January 10, 2012 11:36PM (EST)

THE REPORT: An Israeli media report says hackers from Israel obtained credit card and bank account details of thousands of Saudi citizens, retaliating for an attack on Israeli accounts.

DENIAL: A top Saudi banking official says that didn't happen. The official was quoted by the Saudi online newspaper as saying that Saudi bank customers' financial information was safe.

THE BACKDROP: The dueling reports underscored the hostile relationship between Saudi Arabia and Israel. Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel's statehood.

By Salon Staff

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