Al Jazeera media platforms under cyberattack

Al Jazeera media cyberattack
The Al Jazeera Media Network logo is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

According to the news released by Al Jazeera Media (Qatar), the website and other digital platforms of entire Doha-based network are undergoing ‘systematic and continual hacking attempts’.

The attacks are gaining intensity but the network systems are not yet compromised by the hackers.

Last month, Qatar‘s official news agency was hacked and false statements attributed to the country’s ruler were posted that helped spark a rift with other Arab Gulf states.

The alleged cyber attack comes during a time of heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf region – Al Jazeera media platforms under cyberattack

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. US helps Qatar probe hacking.

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