A hacker from the group “KurdiSH Defacer” has hacked into 43 Turkish government websites and defaced them.
The hacker, who goes by the alias ifactoryx, gained access to the government sites and uploaded a file titled if.html on each site, with a passage of text written in Turkish.
The motives of the attack are currently unknown and the message is yet to be officially translated. The defaced sites have now been taken offline, however, they can all be viewed at the website Zone-H, which keeps an archive of defaced webpages by mirroring them once they are submitted.
Zone-H indicates that the attacks were made from Turkey and that they were committed on a Windows Server 2008. The site has labelled 41 of the hackings as “mass defacements”.
The hack comes just a day after a terrorist attack in Ankara – the Turkish capital – which killed 95 people and left 250 wounded. The attack was the deadliest in Turkey’s history and further heightens tensions between the Turkish government, Islamic State and the Kurdish militant group PKK.
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