Saudi Arabia’s embassy reports suspicious activity on its email accounts

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in the United States on Friday urged news organizations to verify the authenticity of the correspondence before publishing any purported information or statements attributable to it.

The embassy put out a statement on its official twitter handle saying: “The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington would like to alert all news organizations about suspicious activity around certain embassy email accounts,” the tweet read.

“We ask news organizations that received emails from embassy officials in recent days to verify the authenticity of the correspondence before publishing any purported information or statements attributable to the embassy. We are taking steps to rectify the situation.”