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Report: UAE behind hacking of Qatari media

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The Post is reporting that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari site.

The Post says the planted a false story that sparked the current crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries.


The Post report yesterday was quickly decried as "false" by the Emirati Embassy in

The Post cites unnamed US intelligence officials as saying that senior members of the Emirati discussed the hacking plan on May 23.

A day later, a story on the Qatari Agency's website quoted a speech by Qatar's emir in which he allegedly praised and

The agency claimed it had been hacked. But Saudi Arabia, the and other Arab countries blocked Qatari media and later severed diplomatic ties.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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