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American Hackers Helped UAE Spy on Al Jazeera Chairman, BBC Host

An investigative report by Reuters claims that a group of former members of the US intelligence community helped the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carry out cyber espionage activities targeting a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures in 2017. The espionage campaign took place in the context of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, during which the UAE and a number of its allies broke off all diplomatic relations with Qatar over the country’s alleged support for terrorism.

The Reuters investigation can be seen as a follow up on a report released in January that revealed how ex-NSA workers spied on fellow Americans as part of the UAE’s shadowy “Project Raven.”

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