July 17, 2017

National Security UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials

The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, in late May that sparked the ongoing upheaval between Qatar and its neighbors, according to U.S. intelligence officials. 

Officials became aware last week that newly analyzed information gathered by U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed that on May 23, senior members of the UAE government discussed the plan and its implementation. Read more.

Washington Post

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UAE arranged hacking of Qatari media: Washington Post - Al Jazeera
UAE hacked Qatari websites, US intelligence sources confirm - PressTV

'Arabische Emiraten zaten achter hacks op websites regering Qatar' - NU

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