American intelligence agencies believe that Russian hackers broke into the website of the state news Agency of Qatar to put out a fake news report that provoked the crisis in the relations of that state with its neighbors. It is reported by CNN.
According to TV channel, the FBI sent to Doha team of investigators to assist the government of Qatar to investigate the alleged hacking incident.
The information gathered by us intelligence agencies, indicates that the invasion of Russian hackers, says CNN.
As noted, the alleged involvement of Russian hackers growing concern by intelligence and law enforcement bodies of the USA about the fact that Russia is trying to make the same actions cyberslam allies.
According to officials, Russia’s goal, apparently, is to cause a rift between the United States and its allies.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the FBI confirmed the version of the hack and posting fake news. “All that was abandoned as accusations based on misinformation, and we think that the whole crisis is based on misinformation,” said he.
Monday, June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar. They accused Doha of supporting terrorist organisations, including the banned in Russia “Islamic state” and al-Qaeda, and destabilizing the political situation in these Arab States. On the same day their decision was joined by Yemen, Libya, the Maldives and Mauritius. June 6, Jordan lowered the level of relations with Qatar and Mauritania announced their breakup.
The conflict occurred a week after the summit, the Gulf countries and the United States in Riyadh, when the Qatari news Agency placed on behalf of the Emir’s speech in support of building relations with Iran. Saudi Arabia at a summit in Riyadh on behalf of all the guests of the meeting condemned Iran for its hostile policy and threatened an adequate response. Later, a representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Qatar, said that the Agency website was hacked and a speech on behalf of the Emir were published by the hackers and has nothing to do with the Qatari leader.
However, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain considered the rebuttal unconvincing, and continue to insist that the words on the normalization of relations with Iran really belongs to the Emir.