Hackers take down Bahrain airport website

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Hackers said they had taken down the website of Bahrain’s international airport on Tuesday which was unavailable until at least 1:45 p.m. GST. It briefly came back online and was down again shortly after.

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A statement posted online by a group calling itself al-Toufan, or “The Flood” in Arabic, claimed to have hacked the website, the Associated Press reported.

Al Arabiya English verified the website was back up as of 1:45 p.m. but was down again shortly after.

The website showed a 504 Gateway Timeout Error with a blank white background.

Bahrain international website was hacked on February 14, 2023. (Screengrab)
Bahrain international website was hacked on February 14, 2023. (Screengrab)


The same group appears to have hacked and changed articles on the website of Akhbar Al Khaleej, a pro-government newspaper in Bahrain, hours earlier. The newspaper’s website was still down Tuesday.

There was no immediate comment from authorities.

The same shadowy group of hackers targeted government websites during elections held in November.

With the Associated Press

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