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Algeria’s President website Hacked As Vote Campaigns Opens

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At a crucial time in the elections, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s website was inaccessible Sunday, the official start for campaigning for Algeria’s 17 April election. His people said that it was a cyber attack.

Before the website went down.according to another website, El-Watan2014 set up for the residential election, there was a message written Ali Benflis will be our future president” had appeared on the site.

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Benflis is the main challenger to Bouteflika, who is seeking a fourth term in next month’s poll. The incumbent president’s Facebook page said his website was being temporarily suspended because of a cyber attack which had altered its “graphic and editorial contents”.


Campaigning opened on Sunday amid mounting criticism of Bouteflika’s bid to clinch a fourth term in office despite concerns over his health.

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He rejected such concerns in a message to the nation on Saturday, insisting he was fit to govern and had decided to stand in response to persistent calls from Algerians.

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