This is not a normal hacking, Al-Arabiya News Channel lost its domain name alarabiya.net after it was hacked by who are believed to be Shiites (Shia). So they didn’t manipulate the data of the website, but they moved the domain name to their possessions. The homepage of the website was replaced a bilingual warning message that said: “SERIOUS WARNING, If attacks on Shia WebSites Continue, none of your WebSites Will be SAFE.” along with an image of a burning Israeli flag.
According to their website, which has been moved to alarabia.tv, the team of Al-Arabiya is now trying to trace the hackers, and to redeem the previous domain name. Al-Arabiya said the domain name was moved from the original domain registration company Network Solution, to a new owner on Go Daddy, how weird is that? How could someone steal your domain name!
I was reading on Gulf New that the BBC reported during Ramadan that more than 300 Shiite websites were hacked by Sunni hacker groups, including a website of Ayatollah Ali Sistani of Iraq. One of the groups responsible, reported the BBC, was a UAE based group called ‘XP’.
So it’s an official digital war.