Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2017
Al-Jazeera claims to be facing a large-scale cyber attack due to Qatar crisis

Al-Jazeera claims to be the victim of a large-scale cyber attack as Qatar crisis continues. The attack comes after the hack of the state news service. The Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera announced all its systems were under a large-scale cyber attack. The news was spread in a statement released on social media by the broadcaster. Media […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2017
Qatar hack – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to the country

Recent Qatar hack is sparking diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to the country. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain say they want to interrupt any diplomatic relation with Qatar. According to Al Jazeera, the Saudi kingdom made the announcement via its […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 24, 2017
Qatar news agency hacked, attackers posted fake news

Qatar announced it had begun an inquiry into a security breach by hackers who published fake news that created tensions with the neighbor states. Qatar faced an unprecedented security breach, unknown attackers posted fake news stories attributed to its ruler on highly sensitive regional political issues. The hackers hit the Qatar official news agency website and Twitter account in […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2017
Operation Kingphish: Cyber Attacks against human rights activists in Qatar and Nepal

Amnesty International has recently uncovered a spear phishing campaign dubbed Operation Kingphish that targeted groups in Qatar and Nepal. Human rights organizations and journalists continue to be a privileged target of phishing campaigns that attempt to steal the Google credentials of the victims. The malicious messages try to lure victims into viewing documents online. Amnesty […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 20, 2013
Syrian Electronic Army attacked most major Qatar websites

Syrian Electronic Army attacked most major Qatar websites to protest against the support of the government to the rebels against Assad. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hit a new series of targets in a large hacking campaign against high profile Qatar based websites. The Syrian Electronic Army is considered one of the most active and dangerous group of […]