Bahrain: Foreign minister's twitter account hacked

Manama says 'terrorists' temporarily took over Khalid Al Khalifa's account, posting anti-government videos and images.

    Bahrain: Foreign minister's twitter account hacked
    Al Khalifa blamed the attack on a 'terrorist group' vowing to 'hold accountable the individuals behind this despicable act' [Reuters]

    Hackers temporarily took over the Twitter account of Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa on Saturday.

    Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Saturday afternoon acknowledging Al Khalifa's Twitter account had been taken over by "terrorists".

    Saraya al-Mukhtar (al-Mukhtar Brigades), a Shia group with a strong online presence, claimed responsibility for the hacking and posted anti-government videos and images.

    Later on Saturday, both the foreign ministry and Al Khalifa confirmed the account had been recovered and blamed the attack on a "terrorist group", vowing to "hold accountable the individuals behind this despicable act".

    The hack comes just hours after US-based news site The Daily Beast reported that a hacker group calling itself "GlobalLeaks" began distributing hacked emails stolen from the inbox of Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States.

    It was not clear if the hacks were linked.

    SOURCE: News agencies


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