News media Al Jazeera reported that their website and digital platforms are undergoing ‘systematic and continual hacking attempts’.
The Doha-based network records persistent attempts that are gaining intensity and taking various forms. As of now, the platform hasn’t been compromised.
A similar attack was seen recently on Qatar’s official news agency, where a fake news report emerged on the site and false statements was attribute to the country’s ruler.
That incident created a rift with other Arab Gulf states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday in part because of the comments briefly posted on the Qatar News Agency.
According to a Reuters source, all its entities remain operational. It was the third reported hack of Qatari organizations in the last 14 months.
A Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) team has been in Doha for the past week after the Qatari government asked the US for help following the security breach by hackers.
Qatar’s Ministry of Interior said it will release the full findings once the investigation is complete, but did not say when that would be.