Pan-Arab news network Al Jazeera said they witnessed several hacking attempts in recent days. However, so far they have succeeded in fending off those cyber attacks!
- Al Jazeera succeeds in thwarting continuous cyber attacks over the recent days
- Hacking attempts aimed at gaining access, disrupting, and controlling some of its news platforms
- The news broadcaster condemned the cyber attacks and affirms its right to pursue legal recourse against the cyber criminals
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The Qatar-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera says they were able to defend all continual hacking attempts over recent days. As per the news broadcaster company, the hacking attempts aimed at gaining access, disrupting, and controlling some of its news broadcasting platforms including the websites.
According to a report from Al Jazeera, the hacking attempts were made between June 5 and June 8. Additionally, the report further mentions that the majority of cyber attacks were witnessed on the evening of June 6. That is just before broadcasting In the Grip of the Resistance. It is an episode of Ma Khafia Atham (What is Hidden is Greater), a documentary series.
It is worth noting that Al Jazeera launched its first broadcast from Doha in 1996 as an Arabic-language satellite channel. Since then the news broadcasting company has built up into a media network with several channels. That includes television channels and websites besides other digital platforms in multiple languages.
Al Jazeera Statement
Al Jazeera’s websites and platforms experienced “continued electronic attacks aimed at accessing, disrupting and controlling some of the news platforms,” the network said in a statement. “Al Jazeera’s service provider was able to monitor and fend off all the hacking attacks and prevent them from achieving their goal.”
The network’s statement further says, “Al Jazeera condemns these cyberattacks and affirms its right to pursue legal recourse against the perpetrators.”
“Such attacks only increase Al Jazeera’s resolve to continue its bold and exemplary journalism.”
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