Summary Box: Saudi denies bank info breach

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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 Sabq.org 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.