DOHA: Al Jazeera Media Network has fended off a series of cyber hacking attempts to penetrate some of its platforms and websites this week, it has said in a statement.
“Between June 5 and 8, 2021, Al Jazeera websites and platforms experienced continued electronic attacks aimed at accessing, disrupting and controlling some of the news platforms. The peak of these attacks took place on Sunday evening, June 6, prior to the screening of an episode of the documentary strand Ma Khafia Atham (What is Hidden is Greater) entitled In the Grip of the Resistance on Al Jazeera Channel.” the statement said.
Al Jazeera’s service provider was able to monitor and fend off all the hacking attacks and prevent them from achieving their goal.
“Al Jazeera condemns these cyberattacks and affirms its right to pursue legal recourse against the perpetrators. Such attacks only increase Al Jazeera’s resolve to continue its bold and exemplary journalism,” it said.
All hacking attempts between 5 and 8 June were monitored and thwarted, it added.