A Jordanian employee website has been hacked for $2,4 million.
Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism said that an employee at the Ministry of Public Works, the country’s only official tourism agency, had been using the website to post videos from his private Facebook account, with one of the videos appearing to show a naked woman being held up and filmed.
“We were informed by the employee that he has uploaded two videos to his personal Facebook account,” Tourism Minister Mohammad al-Khatib told reporters.
“One video showed a woman being filmed from behind and the other showed a naked body being covered by a blanket.”
The videos featured people posing for photos and posted in Arabic and English.
Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco and the United States are among the world’s largest tourism producers.
The country’s annual average gross domestic product is about $5.2 billion.
Jordan has an average of about 2,000 tourists per day, but tourism has been severely curtailed in recent years due to the conflict in neighbouring Syria.
Jordan is not one of a number of countries where the government has blocked social media or blocked access to websites with links to pornographic content.