Hackers are knocking the doors of Al Jazeera , all their websites and other digital platform are facing hack threats, the Qatar-based media company said on Thursday. They are describing the cyberattacks as “systematic and continual” but said the attackers had not been successful so far.
“These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms. However, the platforms have not been compromised,” said Al Jazeera on its website.One thing that amazes me is that The Al Jazeera website and social feeds did not show any signs of being compromised in the U.S. SO the question is where is the attack coming from?
According to CNN; The hack is the latest challenge for the state-backed network. A group of countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the country of supporting terrorism. Qatar has called the claims “unjustified.”
Experts on the region say the Arab states could demand Qatar shut down Al Jazeera as one condition of reestablishing ties. Al Jazeera has been critical of Arab governments including Saudi Arabia’s ruling family and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt.
Qatar recently claimed hackers infiltrated its state-run news media, Qatar News Agency, and planted a controversial fake news story in May. That news item contributed to the split between the nations.Al Jazeera did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
This is Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera is among the largest news organizations with 80 bureaus around the world. The original Al Jazeera channel’s willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.
The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan, when it was the only channel to cover the war live, from its office there.Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar.Al Jazeera officials have stated that they are editorially independent from the government of Qatar.