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Five Suspected of Hacking Qatar News Agency Arrested Inside Turkey, says Qatar

 

According to reports from Qatar News Agency, Turkey recently detained 5 individuals suspected of being involved in the hack into the national news agency of Doha. The event was responsible for starting off the present ongoing political chaos in Gulf countries.

 

Xinhua reports that the arrests' announcement came from Ali bin Fetais al-Marri Attorney General of Qatar and the country's senior most personality in the field of law. Also the state public prosecutor of Qatar, bin Fetais al-Marri stated on August 25 that a national as well as international probe was being conducted while called for cooperation of Doha's allies within the matter, including Turkey. By contacting all friendly nation states as also asking to assist in the matter it was a way out for the electronic crime which otherwise don't recognize borders.

 

As per Qatar's prosecutor, Turkish officials are interrogating the 5 arrested, the outcomes of which would get declared on completion.

 

Qatar stated that hackers breached the news agency's website and a probe into it has been started. Reportedly, the hack occurred during May when QNA released false news about the Emir of Qatar and also objectionable comments regarding Qatar's neighbors. Consequently, a dispute in the Gulf started lasting a month which is going on even now. Dohanews.co posted this, August 26, 2017.

 

According to MoI's technical investigation group, the QNA website hack began 19th April the time expert hackers started scrutinizing the website utilizing VPN programs for finding flaws within the system.

 

United Arab Emirate's role within the hacking incident received wide media coverage both inside the region and outside as also which different intelligence agencies of USA confirmed. NBC News and Washington Post that quoted United States intelligence officers indicated that UAE was behind Qatari media's infiltration.

 

Following denial of the charge, Qatar stated the country would reinstate complete diplomatic ties vis-à-vis Iran, dismissing the quartet's demands that Doha no longer associate with Tehran until the blockade was eased.

 

Doha contacted FBI and requested assistance towards the hacking probe while condemns the UAE that it executed the cyber assault. In response UAE has dismissed Doha's assertions.

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