In April 2015 an unknown hacker or group of hackers tried to send phone subscribers in the middle East over 4 million SMS-messages with the text «Our motto is death to America, death to the Jews», as it became known to newspaper The Guardian
Sending millions of SMS messages is made possible due to the fact that in 2013 hackers broke into the system of the company SMSGlobal, customers which are more than a million users worldwide.
SMSGlobal managed to block most of the messages, but they got about 5 thousand subscribers in the UAE. Guide SMSGlobal says that he was able to protect customers ‘ personal data.
In September 2015, there was another hacking system SMSGlobal. Hackers have tried to send a message, accusing the Saudi authorities for the death of pilgrims during the Hajj.