Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmad al-Khalifa, a member of the royal family.

Bahrain minister hacked after Qatar cyber attack

Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmad al-Khalifa tweeted he had recovered his account four hours after offensive images appeared

Hackers temporarily took over the Twitter account of the Bahraini foreign minister on Saturday, just 10 days after a cyber attack on the official news agency of neighbouring Qatar.

The hack, which purported to be carried out in the name of a fringe militant group, came after Bahraini authorities dissolved the kingdom's last major opposition movement and after police shot dead five protesters while dispersing a long-running sit-in.

Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmad al-Khalifa, a member of the royal family, tweeted he had recovered his account four hours after images of bloodied bodies, demolished mosques and what appeared to be a child's illustration of war rolled down his official Twitter page.

The pictures were captioned: "What the petrodollar media doesn't show you," a reference to the satellite television channels funded by...Read more...

Source: arabianbusiness.com