Al Jazeera stated it was hit by a sequence of cyberattacks this week, lots of which got here forward of a program about Israeli troopers captured by Hamas.
The Qatari outlet was the goal of a number of hacking makes an attempt aimed toward “accessing, disrupting, and controlling” a few of its platforms. The cyberattacks occurred between June 5 and eight and have been thwarted, Al Jazeera Media Network stated in a Wednesday assertion.
Many of the cyberattacks occurred on Sunday forward of a screening of Al Jazeera Arabic’s documentary sequence “What is Hidden is Greater.” The episode, called “In the Grip of the Resistance,” was on Gaza-based Palestinian groups’ armed conflict with Israel. Specifically, it was about Israeli soldiers in Hamas captivity and included an interview with Hamas military leader Marwan Issa.
Also on Sunday, Al Jazeera Arabic aired an audio clip of a man Hamas said was an Israeli soldier they detained.
Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar and is one of the most widely consumed news outlets in the Middle East. It has content in both Arabic and English.
This is not the first time Al Jazeera has been targeted by hackers. Dozens of Al Jazeera employees were hacked with spyware and adware offered by an Israeli firm final 12 months.