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Wednesday, 29 June 2022 10:15 GMT

Five detained in hacking of Qatar News Agency


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Ankara | QNA

Attorney-General H E Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri said yesterday that five people were detained for their connection to the hacking of Qatar News Agency (QNA), which took place in late May.

He told QNA that, as part of cooperation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkey in the field of combatting cybercrime, the Turkish authorities detained five people involved in the hacking and broadcasting false statements attributed to the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Al Marri said that, after the hacking crime, Qatari authorities began investigations inside and outside Qatar. They contacted friendly countries and asked for help on the subject, given that electronic crimes do not recognise borders by their nature.

Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri said that the five people involved in the hacking are being interrogated, and added that all the details regarding the subject will be announced once the investigation is over.

'Our friends in Turkey answered us a short time ago. Five people were detained and they are being investigated. Qatari prosecutors are working with Turkish authorities to follow this case, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah quoted Al Marri as saying after meeting with Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul in Ankara.

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