Turkey Arrests Five Suspects in Qatar News Agency Hacking

Albawaba reports:

Qatar has said that five suspected computer hackers have been arrested in Turkey in connection with a cyber attack on Qatar’s state news agency last May.

Qatar’s general prosecutor Ali bin Fetais al-Marri said on Friday during a press conference in Ankara that the suspects have been accused of involvement in the attack on the Qatar News Agency [QNA] that triggered one of the worst Gulf crises in years.

Read more on Albawaba. The hack was used to plant false statements on sensitive political issues and caused a lot of international tension at the time, as Albawaba reviews.

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