Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on July 3 that its official website fell victim to a cyber-attack, as a local hacker group published what it said were the identities of foreign diplomats serving in Turkey on the internet, reports AP.
State-run TRT television identified the group as RedHack, which staged similar attacks on several other government websites earlier this year. The TV station reported that the group obtained and published the images of ID cards issued by the ministry for the diplomats, and also signalled it might publish more “sensitive information” in the coming days.
RedHack has highlighted Turkey’s ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad, posting a link on its twitter account to a screen grab of the ministry’s website that read: “brothers yesterday, enemies today.” The message had later been removed.
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