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Bahrain Uncovers Cyber Network to Destabilize Its Security

Bahrain Uncovers Cyber Network to Destabilize Its Security

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019 - 13:45
Manama- Obeid Al-Suhaimi
Bahraini authorities said Monday they have tracked a network of destabilizing electronic accounts operated in several countries and targeting its security.

It said the accounts are run from Qatar, Iran, Iraq, and a number of European countries.

The network, run by wanted fugitives, is implementing a “systematic plan” to harm Bahrain’s image and its people.

It was established by Yousuf al-Muhafaza and Hassan Abdulnaby, who reside in Germany and Australia.

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ordered concerned security bodies to follow up the case and put an end to it.

“We are fully convinced that our vivacious national fabric is our first line of defense for the cohesion of our internal front, thanks to its steadfast ability to repel all forms of violence and extremism and thwart any attempts to provoke strife by staying away from the misuse of social media,” the King said.

He stressed that social media should be used for the good of the country and its people and must be a tool for construction, not destruction.

“We have directed in this regard the competent security services to put a strict end to this misuse since there is no place among us for those who break the law.”

Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa stressed Monday that he will deal firmly with all what stirs sedition and strife.

He strongly condemned the misguided attempts by some websites and electronic accounts in social media to incite sedition via accounts and tweets aimed at undermining the firmness of the social fabric.

He said these acts are plotted by enemies inside and abroad, praising the efforts exerted by the cohesive Bahraini society in thwarting these biased schemes.

Prince Khalifa also stressed that the ministry of interior is intensively handling and intensifying monitoring and follow-up and resolute and deterrent measures that ensure limiting e-accounts that are harmful to Bahraini social security and prevent them from continuing to achieve their malicious targets.

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