The website for Saudi Arabia‘s ‘Davos in the desert’ summit was hacked on Monday to show Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as an ISIS executioner preparing to behead Jamal Khashoggi.
The summit, due to begin in Riyadh on Tuesday, has been overshadowed by growing global outrage over the murder of Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.
A wave of corporate giants and policymakers have distanced themselves from the Future Investment Initiative over the killing of the dissident journalist.
Dozens of executives – from bankers JP Morgan to carmaker Ford and ride-hailing app Uber – scrapped plans to attend, prompting organisers to take down a list of speakers from its website.
Now, in further embarrassment to the regime, the summit’s website was infiltrated by hackers accusing the regime of financing terrorism on Monday.