Al Jazeera condemns series of cyberattacks against its services


The Qatar-based network says all hacking attempts to “access, disrupt and control” some of its news platforms and websites were foiled.

Al Jazeera Media Network this week condemned a series of cyber attacks against its services, saying it reserves the right to take legal action against those involved.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Qatar-based network said attackers tried to “access, disrupt and control” some of its news platforms and websites.

It said that between June 5 and June 8, all hacking attempts were monitored and thwarted.

Al Jazeera said that most of the attacks took place on the evening of 6 June, before a television screening of In the Grip of the Resistance, an episode of Al Jazeera Arabic Ma Khafia Atham (What Is Hidden is Greater) Documentary Series.

“Al Jazeera condemns these cyber attacks and reaffirms its right to seek legal recourse against perpetrators,” the network’s statement said.

“Such attacks enhance Al Jazeera’s resolve to continue with bold and exemplary journalism,” it said.

Al Jazeera began its first broadcast as an Arabic-language satellite channel from Doha in 1996.

It has since expanded into a media network with multiple outlets, including television channels, websites and other digital platforms in multiple languages.

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