IS affiliate in Egypt claims responsibility for killing Giza policemen    Administrative court rejects appeals against Cairo election results    Vardy breaks Premier League record in Leicester draw with United    Turkey's Erdogan says wishes Russian plane downing had not happened    Egypt's Industrial Development Bank partners MasterCard for first credit card    Suicide car bomb kills seven in northern Iraq    Egypt's Sisi to represent African states in UN climate talks in Paris    Morocco arrests Turks suspected of ISIS links    Live score: Leicester City vs. Manchester United (English Premier League)    BREAKING: Egyptian Military helicopter crashed in Cairo-Ismailia Road    Israel invests $2.6 million to allure Russian tourists scared to travel to Egypt or Turkey    Egypt expects to start power output from 1st nuclear reactor by 2024 - PM    Egyptian Coptic pope rejects invitation by Palestinian president to visit Ramallah    Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe    Four Egyptian policemen shoot dead in Giza Pyramids    Facebook Makes Paid Time Off For Baby Leave A Global Benefit    TURKEY'S ACTIONS SHOW THE DESPAIR OF THE REGIME CHANGE CAMP    Azhar To Convene Int'l Conference On Israeli Violations Against Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque    One Killed And 10 Injured In 2 Road Crashes In Egypt's Beheira    Picture of the day: Thousands organise 'Black Friday' protest against police murder in Chicago    Garments export crisis exacerbated as EgyptAir suspends shipping on passenger flights    China industrial profits fall for fifth straight month    ‘Gender equality not just a women's issue'    Sudden exit    Clutch the trophy    Fault lines defined?    Briefs    Clamour for cheaper groceries    Explosion in the north    Cairo turns orange    CINEMA    Not over yet    THEATRE    For the love of cinema    EXHIBITIONS    Graph: Mapping Egypt's parliamentary race, individuals grab majority of seats    VimpelCom, associates to merge Pakistan's Mobilink with Warid    Sisi loyalists sweep list seats in Egypt's parliamentary election    People who eat more yogurt have smaller waists    wires- Rare, 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection: Christie's    Pro-Sisi coalition set to take the current parliamentary elections by storm    Proverb of the day: Some bad news makes you cry and some makes you laugh همّ يضحّك وهمّ يبكّي    Egyptian film Out on the Street wins best film award at Latin-Arab Int'l Film Festival    Search for Nefertiti in Tutankhamun's tomb to start Thursday    Women and Copts oppose constitutional changes    تييري هنري يقود نجوم الكرة حول العالم: صلوا من أجل باريس    Russia needs own investigation into doping allegations: Putin    US, Egyptian, Italian alliances win Maspero Triangle replanning contest    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Qatar's Jazeera website hacked by Syria's Assad loyalists
Qatar-based Al Jazeera website, known for its pro-rebels coverage, is hacked by Syrian regime loyalists, marking the latest wave of intensifying cyberspace conflict
Published in Ahram Online on 04 - 09 - 2012

The website of Qatar-based satellite news network Al Jazeera was apparently hacked on Tuesday by Syrian government loyalists for what they said was the television channel's support for the "armed terrorist groups and spreading lies and fabricated news".
A Syrian flag and statement denouncing Al Jazeera's "positions against the Syrian people and government" were posted on the Arabic site of the channel in response to its coverage of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad which began in March last year.
Al Jazeera took the lead in covering the uprisings across the Arab world, and Qatar, one of the Sunni-led states in the region, publicly backed the predominantly Sunni rebel movement in Syria against Assad's Alawite-led government.
Opposition activists on Twitter blamed the hacking on Assad loyalists.
Jazeera officials were not immediately available for comment.
The hacking attack, claimed by a group calling itself "al-Rashedon", is the latest in a wave of cyber attacks on news agencies and energy companies, carried out by hostile governments, militant groups or private "hacktivists" to make political points.
Last month, Qatar's Rasgas, the world's second-biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, found a virus in its office computer network, just two weeks after the world's biggest oil producer, Saudi Aramco, in neighbouring Saudi Arabia was hacked into.
The blogging platform of the Reuters News website was also hacked last month and a false posting saying Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist's blog.
Although the identity of those hackers is not known, there is an intensifying conflict in cyberspace between supporters and opponents of Assad. Saudi Arabia has emerged as a staunch opponent of Assad.
While the statement is no longer evident, the site remains to be out of service until this moment.

Clic here to read the story from its source.