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Investigation Reveals Details about Hack into Qatar News Agency


An investigation by Al Jazeera reveals that the hack into the website of Qatar News Agency followed with postings in 2017 of made up statements by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar is the work of one piracy cell in Saudi Arabia.


The investigation broadcast on June 3 further reveals the piracy unit operated from inside one important ministry of Saudi Arabia within Riyadh its capital. Al Jazeera based in Doha released the video June 3 that disclosed fresh information of the cyber assault targeted at QNA.


According to a press statement by Al Jazeera, the investigation found all the particulars about devices that the piracy unit utilized while publishing the fake statements. Alaraby.co.uk posted this, June 4, 2018.


That Qatar encourages "terrorism" while promotes Iran's (Saudi's regional competitor) agenda is an accusation which Saudi Arabia along with supporting countries make. Doha, however, firmly dismissed these allegations. Doha, in response to the incidents, started one probe condemning hackers with posting false comments from Sheikh Tamim.


The probe revealed that one fake firm which the United Arab Emirates run for operation within Azerbaijan suitably worked with 3 firms of Turkey for uncovering security flaws affecting the QNA site. The fake firm directed the other 3 firms to locate the vulnerabilities while pretending to give security software to benefit the website.


When the incident occurred, officials from Europe and USA said that whilst experts and government agencies of USA were sure about the hackings of QNA as well as the Twitter feed of Qatari government, they hadn't figured out the culprit.


Abdul Aziz al-Ishaq, a Qatari writer stated the probe squarely indicated Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi King knew about the well organized hacking into the website of QNA while touring Doha during December 2016.


Shortly later, UAE, SA, Egypt and Bahrain suddenly withdrew all trade and diplomatic connections with Qatar, blaming the country of maintaining ties with radical factions while trying to build deeper connections with Iran. While dismissal of the charges was obvious from Qatar the boycott continues nearly one year later. Incidentally, QNA is back on Twitter this past week.

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