The mobile service of the Qatar-based news network, Al-Jazeera has been hacked -- four days after a number of Internet websites came under cyber attack, reported website al-jazeera.net.
In a breaking news, the channel said that "The story claiming that the Prime Minister (Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem) has been the target of an assassination attempt in the royal palace is completely false and was a result of hacking of the service."
The social networks including Twitter are flooded with the hacking news of Al-Jazeera's mobile service and the inaccurate texts sent claimed that the Qatari prime minister had escaped an assassination attempt on his palace in Doha and that the wife of the emir, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, was lightly wounded. Following this, a spokesperson claims that the investigation on the same is ongoing.
It is to be mentioned that this is the second time that the Qatar based satellite TV channel has been targeted. The hackers have sent false news reports on its mobile phone alert service. Last week, hackers posted a pro-Syrian statement on Al-Jazeera's website.