When online news readers went to Al Arabiya’s Web site, they saw an image of a burning Israeli flag and a warning message.
Al Arabiya still does not have control of its domain and is pursuing legal action in the U.S. to reclaim it. In the meantime, Al Arabiya routed web users from AlArabiya.net to AlArabiya.tv.
This incident is nothing new — a Sunni-Shiite cyber war has been raging for some time.
The online publication “Asharq Alawsat” describes cyber attacks last February.
The blog “Eye Raki” discuses the hacking of some of the most visited Sunni Web sites.
Al Arabiya posted an article on the attack, and described some of the conversation that has been taking place in online forums.