UAE authorities have hacked a similar site of the Qatari Foreign Ministry containing links to spy and steal information and to hack the accounts of militants.
Dr. Mahmoud Refaat al-Qadi, former president of the International Criminal Court and the head of the European Institute of International Law, has revealed that he received an e-mail from a website, similar to Qatari Foreign Ministry website, was found to be infiltrated by entities in the UAE where they created an email named “firstname.lastname@example.org” and sent messages from which.
He explained that the messages, which he received a copy of them and many other people, include and link, once it is opened a virus of data theft and tracking will be downloaded.
He called on the government of Qatar to intervene quickly, especially that the extension of the e-mail through which the pirated messages (QA) follows the State of Qatar, indicating that he will work to inform the European police and the US intelligence agency “FBI” of the crime.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia, in the same way, hacked the website of Qatar News Agency (QNA) and its affiliated accounts on social networking sites, and published fabricated statements to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
A few days ago, the New York Times revealed that the UAE had used Israeli espionage programs for more than a year to monitor opponents and opposition.
The programs are produced by Israeli company NSO, one of the most famous developers of spyware on smartphones.
“The rulers of the United Arab Emirates had been using Israeli spyware for more than a year, secretly turning the smartphones of dissidents at home or rivals abroad into surveillance devices.” The New York Times said.
According to the American newspaper, there are emails exchanged between the Israeli company and senior UAE officials on the updating espionage techniques. Emiratis were seeking to intercept phone calls to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, a year ago.
The letters also showed the Emiratis asked to intercept phone calls to Saudi prince Muttalib bin Abdullah, who was then considered a potential rival to the throne.
According to e-mails, Emiratis also asked to intercept telephone calls from Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The New York Times said that technology works by sending text messages to the target’s smartphone, hoping to get the person to click on it. Once that is done, spyware will be secretly downloaded, enabling governments to monitor phone calls and e-mail messages, contacts and even face-to-face conversations.