Jordan: Top news site disabled by hackers

Jordan’s most visited news website, Ammonnews, was frozen by hackers for several hours on Monday. The cyber attack came a day after the website had published a statement critical of the government by representatives of 36 major tribes. The website’s chief editor Basel Okoor blamed state intelligence services for the disruption saying, “Only the Jordanian security services have the technical capacity to do this”. Government officials dismissed the charges and maintained that they had no hand in disabling the website.