Al Jazeera, a pan-Arab satellite network, said it had been the target of repeated hacking attempts in recent days, but that the cyber attack on Qatar’s main station had been thwarted.
“Continued electronic attacks aimed at accessing, disrupting and controlling some of the news platforms” hit Al Jazeera’s websites and platforms, the network claimed in a statement.
“Al Jazeera’s service provider was able to monitor and fend off all the hacking attacks and prevent them from achieving their goal,” it said in the late Wednesday statement.
“Al Jazeera condemns these cyber-attacks and affirms its right to pursue legal recourse against the perpetrators. Such attacks only increase Al Jazeera’s resolve to continue its bold and exemplary journalism,” they said in a statement.