Iran ‘behind hacking’ of Al-Watan website

Iran ‘behind hacking’ of Al-Watan website
Updated 04 June 2016

Iran ‘behind hacking’ of Al-Watan website

Iran ‘behind hacking’ of Al-Watan website

JEDDAH: Iran was behind the hacking of Saudi daily Al-Watan, which distorted statements made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, and spread lies about Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen.
This is according to Othman Al-Sini, the newspaper’s editor in chief, who was quoted as saying that the newspaper’s website was hacked Thursday morning at 9:20, and that there had been a similar attack last year.
Al-Sini said he did not rule out the possibility that the Daesh terrorist group was involved. The country’s security agencies had restored the site and were now trying to determine the identities of the perpetrators, he said.
He said the hackers were from a foreign country and had tampered with statements of the crown prince and a number of officials. They also published news items supporting the views of Houthi rebels and Iranians, which were all lies.
Al-Sini said the newspaper had announced on Twitter
that its website had been hacked and the news posted false. He said that the newspaper supports the policies of the government and would continue to expose those trying to undermine its security.