Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ma'an & WAFA News Sites Interrupted by Hackers

by Circarre Parrhesia - IMEMC & Agencies
Both the Ma’an News Agency and the Palestinian Authority’s news service, WAFA, have, on Tuesday, suffered from repeated attacks by hackers leading to periods where their news sites have been inaccessible.

Screen grab from Ma'an News' english language site
Screen grab from Ma'an News' english language site

Comments from the agencies, to the Associated Press, stated that they were unaware as to the source of the attacks, but they do follow recent digital scuffles between Israeli hackers and those that support Palestinians.

On Sunday the website of the National Assembly of Palestinian Martyrs Families, based in Ramallah, was hacked, and prior to this hackers had brought down websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel's El-Al International Airlines, and the Hebrew language version of Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

International Middle East Media Center