Qatari newspaper Lusail's website hacked by 'UAE hackers'

 31 Jul 2017 - 3:12

Qatari newspaper Lusail's website hacked by 'UAE hackers'

The Peninsula

The website of the Lusail newspaper, part of  Dar Al Sharq Group, was hacked yesterday morning by UAE hackers and wrote the phrases ‘UAE hackers were here’ on the website.

To prevent further damage, Lusail newspaper stopped the website to protect its contents and took measures to increase the security of its website.

Mohamed Haji, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Lusail, said that “the attempt to hack the website of Lusail will not stop the newspaper to continue publish truth, whether related to the siege countries or not”.

“I think the reason behind this hacking was that we have published about the financial state of these countries, they didn’t like it and tried to hack to the website”.

The newspaper said it will take legal recourse with competent authorities to stop such acts of sabotage that affect media freedoms and is an electronic crime.The newspaper said it will take legal recourse with competent authorities to stop such acts of sabotage that affect media freedoms and is an electronic crime.

Earlier before the Gulf crisis started the official state news agency website was hacked and subsequently carried a "false statement" attributed to the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The bloacding countries used these fake news to launch an illegal siege of Qatar.

Later investigations showed those hack attempts were from one of the blockading countries.

Washingtonpost reported quoting US inteligence sources that the hacking of the officials QNA site originated from UAE.

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