[ISN] Teen hacker hits five Omani government websites

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/teen-hacker-hits-five-omani-government-websites-1.1306001 Staff Report Gulf News March 19, 2014 Muscat: Five Oman government websites, including the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the General Directorate of Traffic, were hacked on Tuesday evening. Local media reported that the hacker was a 14-year-old who calls himself Dr DarknesS. He said he hacked the TRA website to express his displeasure over the poor services provided by telecom companies, according to Shabiba daily newspaper. The teenager said that one has to shell out a large amount of money when signing up for any telecom subscription but the service provided is below par. “Hacking is the only way to register one’s protest,” the hacker said. The quality of Internet services in Oman is poor compared to other GCC countries, he said, adding that in neighbouring countries people have a wide choice because there are a large number of operators but here due to the monopoly the quality is very poor. […]




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