Oct 22, 2018

"Davos in the Desert" website down following apparent hack

Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

The website for Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative — scheduled to kick off Tuesday — was no longer accessible Monday morning after it was apparently hacked and altered to feature images and messages accusing the Saudi government of financing terrorism and murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi, per the Financial Times.

The big picture: Dozens of sponsors, speakers and companies have pulled out of "Davos in the Desert" over the revelation that journalist Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — and the subsequent Saudi response.

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