According to media reports, the Twitter account of satellite channel Al Jazeera, along with its newsletter that is sent via SMS, were subjected to cyber attacks on Saturday. A similar attack was also registered on a number of Al-Jazeera internet sites last Wednesday.
On Sunday, the hackers posted on Twitter page of the channel 3 false news, in particular, that of an assassination attempt against the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim, which allegedly killed him and lightly injured his wife. Western media did not report about other 2 false news.
The website of the television channel was also attacked last Wednesday. The hackers posted an online statement of support for the al-Assad regime in Syria. Against the background of a shaded true page of the English website of the Qatari TV channel, there was an inscription in Arabic, which, according to Reuters, contained the words that the channel supports "armed terrorist group and spreading lies and fabricated news".
Responsibility for Sunday's cyber attack was claimed by an unknown, shadowy group calling itself the
Syrian Electronic Army.
In early August, the hackers attacked Reuters' official Twitter page twice. At the beginning of the last week, hackers breached the site and posted a false interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army on Reuters.com.
According to experts, the Assad regime has no technical means or smart hackers to attack such a powerful website as that of Al-Jazeera.
Therefore the attack was carried out by Russian friends of the Assad regime from the KGB cyber terrorist department.
It is to be recalled in relation to this that the Kremlin regime has repeatedly complained about social networking sites, which according to Moscow, have been harmful and hostile.
During a recent meeting between Medvedev and the head of Russia's best-known company in the field of information security, Kaspersky Lab, there were open threats made to social networks.
It is to be recalled that since June 6, 2012, the servers of the Kavkaz Center have been under continuous Ddos attacks. Experts, consulted by the administration of KC, believe the attacks originated from the so-called Kaspersky Lab. Details, as presented by the Western expert, may be viewed at this link.
It is to be recalled that according to authoritative US magazine Wired, Kaspersky Lab is actually a division of the Russian FSB. Information detailing this may be found at this link.
It is therefore very remarkable to see an article published by Reuters from New York on Friday, September 7, with a quote from Debora Plunkett, US National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Director.
When asked, how large the cyber threat to America from Russia is, she responded: "Significant. I don't know how else to describe it".
Department of Monitoring