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Al Jazeera Media Platform: Websites, Facebook and Twitter Pages Hit By Cyber Attack

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— Publisher under cyber attack on all websites, Facebook and Twitter pages

Qatar-based TV channel Al Jazeera has claimed all its systems, websites and social media accounts have been hit by a cyber attack.

The company said it was experiencing systematic and continual hacking attempts which were gaining intensity and taking various forms.

They also claim to had shut down their website temporarily “for security reasons” after hacking attempts.

The reported cyber attack on Thursday comes as Al Jazeera is at the centre of Qatar’s row with fellow Arab states over allegations the country supports terrorism.

A source at the station says it is combatting an ongoing hack of its cyber security, but all entities were still operational