Tarek Fatah’s Hacked Website Back Under His Control, But Not YouTube Account

Hours after his website tarekfatah.com was taken over by hackers, Canada-based Pakistani journalist and social activist Tarek Fatah was able to regain access to it.

Fatah, who took to his Facebook page to share the news, had initially announced about the hack on September 12 blaming the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI for the breach:


Friends,After three months of DDoS attacks on my personal website, my friends at the Pakistan Military intelligence…

Posted by Tarek Fatah on Saturday, 12 September 2015

He had then informed the public that these attacks had been going on for the last three months. After his YouTube account was taken off by Google, he expressed fear that his Facebook and Twitter account would be taken down as well.

Tarek also posted a link to the video which he believes made YouTube take down his account after ‘false’claims of copyright violation was made against his video.


Facebook-Tarek Fatah

Facebook-Tarek Fatah

On asked whether his YouTube account was back up, Tarek replied in the negative but said that he was planning on suing YouTube for false accusations made against his post.


Facebook-Tarek Fatah

Facebook-Tarek Fatah

Tarek is known for voicing his protests against the atrocities committed by the Pakistani ruling establishment especially against ISI.

Earlier this year, he had even visited India on a four month long tour during which he had even suggested remaining Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road among other things.

India later renamed the road as APJ Abdul Kalam Road on September 13, though it was not on Tarek’s. suggestion.

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