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The Hack that Caused a Crisis in the Middle East Was Easy

The brazen hack that appears to have sparked an unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Middle East was extremely easy to carry out, given that the TV station affected had terrible security in place, Motherboard has learned. On May 23, Qatar’s state-owned TV station, as well as its Twitter account, started reporting the news that the country’s leader, the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had made a series of pro-Iran comments during an event that day.

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