Arabic-language News Network Al Jazeera’s Website Hacked Over “Syria Live Blog”

Posted on Jan 30 2012 - 8:09am by Editorial Staff

Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera‘s website was hacked by a Syrian hacker group in support of the government’s actions in the country. The group call themselves as the Syrian Electronic Army.

Targeting the Al Jazeera’s “Syria Live Blog” which has been providing ongoing coverage of the Arab League’s observer mission to Syria and developments in the ongoing unrest in the country, the Syrian Electronic Army posted pro-Assad and pro-Syrian government images to the site.

According to Ars Technica, “the attack started at about 2:30 PM Central Time, just after Al Jazeera posted a report on casualties reported by the Local Coordinating Committees, an activist network in Syria.“

The Syrian Electronic Army announced on their own site that the “code re-penetration” of the site by a “professional Syrian battalion” of hackers, denouncing Al Jazeera for broadcasting “false and fabricated news” to “ignite sedition” among the people of Syria and achieve the goals of “Washington and Tel Aviv.”

(Image Credit: Ars Technicia)

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