Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera claims it is under cyber-attack

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera claims it is currently under cyber-attack.

The company said all its systems, websites and social media platforms are affected. It isn't clear who carried out the attack, or how exactly they did it.

Al-Jazeera claims the hacking attempts are "systematic and continual", they "are gaining intensity and are taking various forms."

The news comes as Qatar continues to grapple with a major diplomatic crisis after several fellow Arab states accused the tiny kingdom of supporting terrorism.

Qatar has blamed Russian hackers for triggering the crisis, saying they planted fake news on its state news network.

Earlier this week, Al-Jazeera defiantly said it wouldn't change its editorial policy in response to the Qatar imbroglio.