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The Tunisian national television website was exposed, at dawn today, Tuesday, to a hacking operation, during which the official page of the television was disrupted. And the site of the first and second channels.

The hack was carried out by a person who identified himself as the “Moroccan Wolf,” according to “Mosaique FM”.

It should be noted that the Tunisian National Television was officially launched on May 31, 1966, but it was broadcasting programs. Experimental irregularly since October 1965.

It was called “ATT” Tunisian Radio and Television.

Its name became Channel 7 in 1992, then Tunisia 7 in 1997, but it remained affiliated with the Tunisian Radio and Television Corporation until 2008.

After that, radio and television were separated, so that the radio station kept the headquarters that was shared between them, and turned into an institution. Tunisian television channels to a new headquarters.

Hacking a Tunisian bank website

Not days ago, foreign pirates broke into a Tunisian bank website and demanded a ransom of 66 million dinars (about 25 million dollars). In exchange for returning all the information they obtained, according to media sources.

Amal Wesleti, in charge of information at the Tunisian Agency for Information Safety, confirmed the information about the breach. Hackers of the International Arab Bank of Tunisia, but questioned the numbers related to the value of the ransom.

She indicated that the aforementioned bank could easily overcome the problem if it was storing its data on internal servers.

She added: “The hacking process is usually done through a phishing process, during which a file or an electronic link containing software is sent. A malicious victim who is hacked as soon as she opens the link through an encryption process for private data.

Tunisian Arab International Bank

A few hours later, Tunis International Arab Bank issued a statement confirming that “a technical imbalance occurred on February 18th at the level of… Some of the bank’s media services.

He indicated that this caused disturbances at the level of some of its branches, ”indicating that he managed to solve the problem. Which “did not affect the banking production system, and it has no effect on the customers’ banking operations. ”

Similar incidents

Tunisia witnessed similar incidents earlier, as hackers penetrated the official page of the Tunisian government. On Facebook, and spreading misleading news, before the prime minister could recover it.

In addition, a court in the state of Gabes (southeast) issued a sentence of eight months imprisonment, with a delay in execution, against the young man. Bashir Nasri, 19, accused of piracy on the Ministry of Health website.

Nasri had hacked the site and sent a message to those in charge of it to alert them to a “security hole” that could make it permanently vulnerable to penetration.

Cyber ​​warfare

Earlier, a Moroccan newspaper revealed the details of a “cyber war” launched by Moroccan “hackers” that targeted dozens of websites. Algerian electronic, including government sectors.

“Hespress” newspaper reported on its website that Moroccan “hackers” had pirated websites belonging to government sectors in Algeria.

The Moroccan newspaper close to the Makhzen regime justified the cyber attack carried out by Moroccans that it happened because of what it claimed. That it “attacked (Al-Shorouk) channel on the person of King Mohammed VI,” according to “Spotni” website.

The Moroccan newspaper quoted “hackers” some details of the operation, as they confirmed that more than 280 Algerian websites were hacked. Including government sites. It is inaccurate information because no breach of the official websites has been recorded, and it is operating normally.

Also, this newspaper tried to link the issue of the piracy attempts to the case of Mohammed VI, despite these attacks. It has not stopped for months, and the “Al Shorouk” website has been exposed to it on a daily basis for a long time.

The Moroccan newspaper’s admission that Moroccan pirates have targeted Algerian websites, confirming what was revealed by the Minister of Communication. Ammar Belhimer, on the truth about the cyber war waged by Moroccans against Algeria.

The Minister of Communication, the official spokesperson for the government, Ammar Belhimer, had confirmed that Morocco “has recruited hundreds of agents at a level. The virtual world of the attack on Algeria ”.

In an interview with Al-Shorouk, the minister assured that Algeria “knows very well the source of their presence through what modern technology enables us to do.”

Blocking excuses and blocking the road

And he considered that Algeria’s experience has become a “reference” for peoples and a “barrier” to all attempts to penetrate.

Belhimer noted that the government has prepared laws with the aim of “blocking pretexts and blocking the road” to the works that are exploited. Cyberspace to “spread its hateful poisons”.

Belhimer considered that it is clear that what the Moroccan government is doing is “systematic and coordinated” work, and that what it does is means. The Algerian media has become a “nuisance” to Morocco.

He pointed out that these media influence “popular public opinion in Morocco and, in my opinion, it is the best way to respond. Especially since well-known Moroccan media professionals acknowledged the weakness of the Moroccan propaganda machine in the face of what the Algerian media offers.

Belhimer stressed Algeria’s firm stance on some issues, saying that Algeria “has always advocated for the sake of the Maghreb peoples. Relations between the Algerian and Moroccan peoples are fraternal and solid ones. Therefore, we do not hold the Moroccan Prime Time Zone to the deviations and brutal aggression of their regime against the Sahrawi Prime Time Zone.

It is not the first time that Moroccan “hackers” have targeted Algerian government websites, as on December 17, 2020, hackers disrupted the website of the National Agency for the Valuation of Fuel Resources.

In a statement, the Ministry of Energy said that the agency’s website had been attacked by hackers, and called for access to be avoided. For the site until things return to normal after taking the necessary measures to stop the attack.

The wave of attacks increased, according to a number of followers and specialists, on DZ domains, and targeted websites. Affiliated to government sectors, and some media institutions.

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