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Friday, February 04, 2011

Al Jazeera investigate website hacking

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Al Jazeera investigate website hacking

The Al Jazeera Arabic news website was hacked into today, apparently by opponents of the pro-democracy movement in Egypt.

For two hours this morning (from 6:30am – 8:30am Doha time), a banner advertisement was taken over and replaced with a slogan of “Together for the collapse of Egypt” which linked to a page criticizing Al Jazeera. 

A spokesman for Al Jazeera said that their engineers moved quickly to solve the problem:

“Our website has been under relentless attack since the onset of the uprisings in Egypt. We are currently investigating what happened today. While the deliberate attacks this morning were an attempt to discredit us we will continue our impartial and comprehensive coverage of these unprecedented events.

“As with all the other obstacles that have been put in our path, whether that be the detention of journalists, confiscation of equipment, or having our broadcast signal interfered with, we will continue doing our job of reporting on events in Egypt.”


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