Cops Hack 9,000 Twitter Smut Accounts In Saudi Using Ethical Hackers

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Mutaween, the religious police of Saudi Arabia, has disabled about 9,000 Twitter porno accounts in the country, according to emirates247 reporters.

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia), which controls the Mutaween, with the help of “ethical hackers” have accessed personal details of the disabled accounts and arrested some of the account owners.

“The Commission members have succeeded in hacking Twitter porno accounts, shutting them and arresting some of their owners over the past period,” said Emirates 247 quoting a Commission spokesman who did not specify the period.He also said that raids by Commission members also resulted in the arrest of many Saudis and expatriates involved in booze parties, vice and gambling.

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The arrest was not just limited to porn account handlers but also included Saudi nationals and expats involved in organizing booze parties, vice and gambling.The detainees face up to five years in prison and a fine not exceeding 3 million Saudi riyals ($800,000), according to new legislation introduced in 2009.

Saudi corporate world has been employing ethical hackers since 2011. Saudi Armaco, the world’s leading energy giant, called out for ethical hackers after its computer network was compromised by the Cutting Sword of Justice, a hacker collective.

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