Compromise of Qatari website, leading to diplomatic rift
Date of report
  • July 2017
Qatar claims the website of the Qatar News Agency was compromised by an unknown actor, who posted false remarks attributed to the Emir of Qatar that expressed support for Iran, Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas. The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence officials have identified the unknown actor as the United Arab Emirates.
Suspected victims
  • Qatar News Agency
Suspected state sponsor
  • United Arab Emirates
Type of incident
  • Defacement
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response