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Qatar crisis: Cyber attack hits Al Jazeera media platforms

FBI team is in Doha as Qatar government asked US for help to tackle security breach by hackers

ANI  |  Doha (Qatar) 

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Doha, gulf nations
Illustration photo of a map of Qatar. Photo: Reuters

The websites and digital platforms of the Media Network are undergoing continual attempts.

The platforms, however, have not been compromised.

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

Consequently, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the and several other countries cut their ties with on Monda.

The fake report said that, "Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a speech at a military graduation ceremony, was critical of renewed tensions with Iran, expressed the need for contextualising and Hamas as resistance movements, and suggested President might not last long in power."

A (FBI) team has been in for the past week after the asked the U.S. for help following the by hackers.

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 12:29 IST