Anonymous' statement announcing Operation Digiturk
Anonymous' statement announcing Operation Digiturk (Twitter) Twitter

The Anonymous collective has hacked Turkey's Information Technologies and Communications Authority (ICA) and leaked information on Pastebin as part of an assault against a Turkish satellite provider.

The collective accuses the satellite television provider Digiturk of blocking blogging websites, such as and In response, it has launched Operation Digiturk with a tweet by anon ODigiturk, who wrote: "@anonymouSabu anonymous will attack Digiturk because of blocking websites @YourAnonNews @anonops #antisec."

A statement by the hacktivists read: "It is time to fight for free internet while dominations are getting consistent. Digiturk, who is responsible for blocking and, is terrorizing the internet. The victims were not warned and did not even have the right of defence. Censorship is a human rights violation."

A message by Anonymous on YouTube announcing the operation was removed by Digiturk due to copyright infringement.

The hacktivists have published details from the ICA on Pastebin, such as user and administrative accounts, client listings and other private information.

Ertan Ozerdem, CEO of Digiturk, said he decided to take extreme measures after discovering that Google illegally broadcast football matches online.

"The websites like Google and YouTube are illegally broadcasting football matches," he allegedly told hackt1v1sm blog. "We have complained to Google and YouTube, but we never got answers from them. We decided to go to court. Because Google never responded to us, the court decided to block the IP address. Google has to deal with things like that. You cannot broadcast football matches."