Syrian group hacks Beirut airport's website

The hackers took over the website and addressed a message to "all those who assaulted the Syrian refugees and those who justified them,"
by Annahar Staff

28 January 2019 | 13:04

Source: by Annahar

  • by Annahar Staff
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  • Last update: 28 January 2019 | 13:04

A file photo of Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport (Annahar)

BEIRUT: Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport's website was momentarily hacked Monday by a faction calling itself the "Syrian Revolutionary Group."

The hackers took over the website and addressed a message to "all those who assaulted the Syrian refugees and who justified them," before demanding that those responsible for the death of Ahmed al-Zu'bi be held accountable.

The Director General of Civil Aviation at Rafic Hariri International Airport, Mohamed Shahabuddin, told Annahar that the hackers only targeted the airport's website, "which is now being addressed." 

Zu'bi, a fourteen-year-old Syrian boy, was found dead at the bottom of a ventilation shaft in Beirut's Verdun area on January 15 after going missing three days earlier. His ordeal went viral after CCTV footage showed him being chased by members of Beirut's municipal policy, who later denied any wrongdoing in his death. 


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