Illegal Ethiopians go on rampage in Jeddah

Updated 15 November 2013

Illegal Ethiopians go on rampage in Jeddah

Jeddah police have arrested 20 Ethiopians for instigating and leading a mob of a large number of expatriates of different nationalities at Jeddah’s King Fahd Road in Al-Sharafiya district Thursday afternoon. The area is close to Mahmoud Saeed (Oasis Mall).
Police said the miscreants provoked illegal expatriates to lay a siege to the Deportation Center.
In a written statement, Jeddah Police spokesman Nawaf Al-Bouq said the police received a report about the troubles at 8.30 a.m. The road was blocked by a large numbers of illegals for about 20 minutes.
The troublemakers tried to prevent the police from reaching the scene.


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”