Qatar to ‘prosecute perpetrators’ of QNA hacking

Al Jazeera reports:

Qatar has begun an inquiry into a security breach by hackers who posted fake remarks on its national news agency’s platforms by its ruler purportedly criticising US foreign policy.

The incident comes just days after President Donald Trump met Gulf Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“The Qatar News Agency (QNA) website has been hacked by an unknown entity. A false statement attributed to His Highness has been published,” a government statement early on Wednesday said.

Qatar will track down and prosecute the perpetrators, the statement said.

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