UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar government sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington Post

UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar government sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington PostThe United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. intelligence officials. The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an “Islamic power,” the Post reported.


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