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.