Al Jazeera network hit with ‘continual hacking attempts’


The Al Jazeera news network is fending off a massive cyberattack, according to a statement today. The Qatari-owned news organization claims that its website and broader media network are currently “undergoing systematic and continual hacking attempts.”

The nature of today’s attack is still unclear, although one researcher observed the issues extending as far as US-based DNS servers, which could indicate a broader network failure. The network did not respond to a request for comment.

“These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms,” the company said in a statement. “However, the platforms have not been compromised.” The attackers also targeted Al Jazeera’s accounts on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, although there’s no…

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