UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites

UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites

UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites

The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar's emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing us intelligence officials.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions and cut ties with Qatar on June 5 over accusations of supporting extremism and terrorism.

Qatari media was immediately banned in several Arab states, despite an official hack announcement issued by Doha within an hour of the initial attack.

Read the whole story from The Washington Post.

The official representative of the Qatari Foreign Ministry said that the agency's site was hacked, the speech was published by hackers and has nothing to do with the country's leader.

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"We need a regional solution and worldwide monitoring", said Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, in prepared remarks he was scheduled to deliver on Monday in London, Reuters reported.

Reacting to the Washington Post story, the UAE ambassador, Yousef al-Otaiba, claimed it was "false".

They were quickly seized on by news organisations outside Qatar, but Doha said they were false.

The US intelligence officials told the Washington Post it was unclear whether the UAE authorities had hacked the Qatar News Agency itself or paid a third party to do it.

Qatar is home to the United States military's largest air base in the region, Al Udeid, with over 11,000 U.S. troops stationed there.

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He went on to accuse Qatar of "funding, supporting, and enabling extremists from the Taliban to Hamas and Gaddafi". "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalization, and undermining the stability of its neighbors", he added. Doha had previously asked United States and British officials to investigate the source of the hack.

"What we know now is that Qatar is admitting that the list is worthy, that the list needs to be looked at, and that they need to change some of their laws to ensure that there is a proper process to cover this list", he said.

Speaking at a forum in London, Anwar Gargash also said the UAE would not escalate its boycott by asking companies to choose between doing business with it or with Qatar.

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