Access Denied by security policy

June 25, 2009  |  Saudi Internet

Something odd is appearing to Internet users in Saudi Arabia, random sites for no reason give the following error:

ERROR. Access Denied. Access Denied by security policy.
The security policy for your network prevents your request from being allowed at this time.

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Other people on twitter reported they have the same issue and all of them are subscribers to Saudi Telecom (STC).

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2 Comments


  1. it wasnt as bad here in sharqiyah as riyadh, but it seems we’re catching up.

    oh, and i got an access denied to your access denied article and the internet exploded.

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  2. I have the same problem. it always occurs now. Most of the sites i open shows this error. is there something wrong with STC services?

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