Qatari Newspaper "Lusail" said its website "hacked by Emiratis"

Qatari Newspaper "Lusail" said its website "hacked by Emiratis"

The website of the Lusail newspaper, part of Dar Al Sharq Group, was hacked by Emiratis yesterday, the newspaper said in a tweet last night.
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The website of the Lusail newspaper, part of  Dar Al Sharq Group, was hacked by Emiratis yesterday, the newspaper said in a tweet last night.

To prevent further damage, the newspaper stopped the website to protect its content and took measures to increase its security.

Lusail issued an apology statement insuring visitors of the website that it would be back as soon as possible. Visitors to the site, meanwhile, were greeted by the message: “This site is currently under maintenance and should be back soon”.

The hacking of the Lusail website comes after a series of hacking incidents targeting Qatari media since the begining of the ongoing Gulf crisis.

Earlier this month, the Qatar Radio’s website was hacked and the hackers posted fake news and insulting words on the site.

On June 8, the Qatar TV website had to be shut down for some time after hackers targeted the portal, while the websites and digital platforms of Al Jazeera Media Network came under systematic and continues hacking attempts. Before that, the website of the official Qatar News Agency was hacked, with investigating agencies later revealing the UAE’s role in the hacking incident.

Source: DCMF + Reports

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