Monday, September 10, 2012

Al-Jazeera Mobile Service Hacked

The mobile service of Qatar-based headlines network al-Jazeera Arabic has been hacked.

Three texts with counterfeit headlines alerts were sent around the broadcaster's SMS service.

A violation headlines matter on the site mentioned "the summary claiming that [Qatar]'s important apportion has been the aim of an gangland slaying attempt... is false and was a outcome of a hack".

A pro-Syrian organisation mission itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claimed shortcoming is to attack.

"We'd similar to to surprise our subscribers that al-Jazeera SMS service has been compromised by hackers who have sent counterfeit news," the TV duct mentioned in a twitter .

Another counterfeit content summary referred to the spouse of Qatar's emir, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned, had been wounded.

It is the fourth such situation given the strife in Syria intensified. Last week, al-Jazeera Arabic's website was defaced, with a Syrian dwindle posted on the front page.

That time, a organisation mission itself al-Rashedon claimed responsibility.

In February, the SEA mentioned it had been at the back an assault on al-Jazeera English's website, and in July the same organisation gained access to the organisation's Twitter account and began posting stories disapproval the Syrian opponent fighters.

Qatar has been understanding of the Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and al-Jazeera has covered the Syrian strife at length given it began.

The SEA has moreover targeted Saudi-owned Al Arabiya News and the Harvard University website.

A Twitter account run by the Reuters headlines website was moreover hacked by Syrian supervision supporters in August.

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