facing online war
Arab websites have been fighting a war of their own
addition to the widely publicized hacking on Al Jazeera's
, which temporality saw the U.S flag adorn its homepage,
several other Arab sites have seen an increase in
both user "friendly" traffic and cyber thugs
since the war broke out in Iraq.
a website that claims to be more balanced and less
militant than other Islamic sites, said that at least
250 attempts are made each day to attack the website.
This isn’t the first time they’ve seen this kind of
same thing happened immediately following the Sept.
11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
temporarily forced www.Arabia.com
offline the third day after the war started.
the governments in the Arab world control the majority
of its media, the web is an excellent place for other
expression of ideas. However, only an estimated 1.7%
of Arabs actually have internet access, according
to a recent study by the Madar Research Group of the
United Arab Emirates.
assert that that this should not be blown out of proportion
because hundreds of websites, both Arab and non-Arab,
are hacked into each day and the motive is seldom
on Australian News.Net 18th April 2003