Anonymous hackers take down 74 Turkish Government owned websites.
After its hacker allies RedHack enacted successful attacks against over 1000 Turkish websites in the name of Operation Anti-Security, Anonymous has re-joined the fight hacking a further 74 Turkish Government owned websites.
The group revealed the latest assault in its ongoing cyber-war against the Turkish Government earlier today via its Twitter feed.
The group posted two tweets the first reading: "A wild release appears: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6521231 | Turkish Takedown Thursday | http://acipayamdh.gov.tr/ | #AntiSec".
Later followed by:" So the word is that admins have been locked out from government servers. http://icdh.gov.tr/ | Let's see when they pull the plug. #AntiSec"
The hacks saw the group both deface and take down 74 separate Turkish Government owned websites. The group subsequently posted a list of the 74 websites targeted in its latest offensive. In the list the group took the opportunity to congratulate its hacker ally Team Redhack posting:
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"Greetings fellow pirates and hackers, our vessel recently encountered a Turkish Government frigate, a chance we could not not let pass. So we simply boarded their vessel (no need to fire any cannons, mind you, they never found out what happened until just now) and collected some booty.
"Find the dump of some 100 plus .tr domains in his release. For a good measure we also decided to remove 74 Turkish government websites and replace the content with a better message".
Team Redhack were responsible for an assault on over 1000 websites owned by both the Turkish Government and Islamic Creationist Adnan Oktar earlier this week. The attacks were reportedly done both to protest the government's internet censorship policies and voice its continuing rage over the Sivas Katliamı -- Sivas Massacre.
As yet it is unclear whether Anonymous used its standard distributed denial of service attack in its latest assault.
DDOS attacks have become a standard tool in Anonymous repertoire of techniques. They work by overloading a network with requests to the point that it is forced to shutdown. The group has inflicted such attacks on numerous targets including websites owned by the Turkish, Spanish and Italian governments.
As always the group promised that it would continue to target the Turkish Government as long as it continued in its attempts to moderate and censor the country's internet.
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