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UAE denies Anonymous hacked country’s netfilter system

The UAE Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA) has denied claims that a group of hackers have penetrated the country's proxy server and extracted a list of blocked website addresses, The National has reported. Hacker group Anonymous claimed it had hacked into the UAE's netfilter system which censors websites. "The TRA's main responsibility is to set the policies. On the other hand the ISPs are fully responsible for operation of the proxy," the regulator said. "As all proxy under the full control and operation of the ISPs, TRA approached both ISPs to confirm the that there was no attempts of any kind of breeches to the proxy systems and they have both confirmed that the systems are not affected nor hacked or breeched."