Al Jazeera fends off hackers
June 9, 2017
Al-Jazeera is said to be fighting a large-scale cyber-attack but remains operational, according to reports. Qatar’s state-run television announced that it had shut down its website temporarily “for security reasons” after hacking attempts.
Qatar is in a political standoff with fellow Arab states over alleged ties to terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain launched a campaign to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically over links to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran.