Al Arabiya website hacked
Dubai, October 12, 2008
Al Arabiya, the Dubai-based pan-Arab television station said its website had been hacked, according to a report.
The hacked website, www.alarabiya.net, displayed an Israeli flag set on fire and a statement that read: 'Serious warning: If attacks on Shia websites continue, none of your websites will be safe,' according to the Emirates Business report.
'Hackers seized Al Arabiya's domain shortly after midnight through a security loophole in the domain. They claim to be Shias but there is no proof of that,' Anas Fouda, editorial manager of the website, was quoted as saying in the report.
Some websites claimed that Dubai Media City had warned Al Arabiya to ensure its news content didnot cause tensions among different Muslim groups.