Saudi Government Seeks Hackers

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The Saudi Gazette reports that the National Information Center of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior is planning to hire Saudi hackers to help identify vulnerabilities in the country's networks.

"These hackers will undergo training to transform their abilities into productive energy, and some hackers are proficient in hacking websites only and do not have the capability of hacking programmed networks," Dr. Zaidan Al-Enezi, the center's external affairs coordinator, told the newspaper.

Al-Enezi said hackers will only be hired if they haven't attacked any government bodies.

"The center is continually developing its mechanisms and employing the latest technologies in electronic safety," Al-Enezi said. "The center cannot prevent attacks by hackers, but can only plug any holes that hackers may exploit in their attacks."