>> Qatar based news network Al Jazeera combating a large scale cyber attack Thursday. An article on aljazeera.com saying quote, the websites and digital platforms of Al Jazeera Media Network are undergoing systematic and continual hacking attempts. These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms. However, the platforms have not been compromised.
This comes as Qatar is in a diplomatic standoff with fellow Arab states including the UAE, Yemen and Egypt, which accuse it of ties to terrorism. In a road that is endangering stability in the Middle East. As a result, Al Jazeera itself was also prohibited from broadcasting in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, among other countries.
Just last month, Qatar said its state news agency had also been hacked and fake statements, attributed to the country's ruler, posted, helping ignite the current rift with other Arab states.