A Cellebrite representative landed in Riyadh in November 2019 to hack a Samsung S10 phone for Saudi authorities, a Haaretz’s sister publication reports.
Authorities have launched an investigation to determine whether there were any breaches of privacy and whether information was obtained from these accounts, the authorities said.
"I can honestly say that it pains me. Every day I try to build a better relationship with Russia and on the other hand there is such hard evidence that Russian forces are doing this," she told parliament.
The US Justice Department has charged Chinese citizens Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo in computer hacking attacks on the US Navy, the space agency NASA and businesses in numerous sectors. China denies accusations.
The Galaxy S7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd were previously thought to be immune to a security vulnerability known as Meltdown.
General Ali Mohammed al Mohannadi, who is heading the investigation into the hacking, told a news conference the "hacking" was undertaken "from two sites in the Emirates."
Evaldas Rimasauskas was arrested in March for an email fraud scheme in which he swindled two American companies – reportedly Facebook and Google – out of more than $100 million. A Lithuanian court ruled he could be his extradited to the US.
US president takes to Twitter to defend his son after emails show Donald Trump Jr's joy at what appeared to be the Russian government's offer to provide material on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Qatar blames the hacking of its official news agency website for controversial comments falsely attributed to its leader which caused a diplomatic spat with its neighbours in the Arab Gulf.
The hack comes almost two weeks after the biggest ransomware cyber attack in history hit multiple companies across 99 countries.
US President-elect Donald Trump also attacks US intelligence services for delaying a briefing to him until Friday.
The statement comes a day after US President Barack Obama said the US would retaliate against Russian hacking.
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