IT experts allege government hacking

Experts claim that the Mauritanian and Tunisian governments are hacking Web sites critical of their actions.

IT experts claim that two African countries have mastered a new way of muzzling the online media -- hacking dissident news sites.

At least two Web sites were recently victims of hacking in Mauritania, said Isselmou Ould Dellahy O Maloum, a telecom researcher from Mauritania.

The Web sites have been critical of the military junta led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who ousted the country's democratically elected president, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, in an Aug. 6 coup.

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