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UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Middle-East Crisis

IndiaVision Monday, 17 July 2017
WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, according to a Sunday report by The Washington Post. The Emirati Embassy in Washington released a statement in response calling the Post report “false” and insisting that the UAE “had no role whatsoever” in the alleged hacking. The report quotes unnamed U.S. intelligence officials as saying that senior members of the Emirati government discussed the plan on May 23. On the following day, a story appeared on the Qatari News Agency’s website quoting […]

UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Middle-East Crisis
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News video: UAE denies hacking Qatari state websites

▶ UAE denies hacking Qatari state websites 01:00

The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday. Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited U.S. officials...

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