Is a massive cyberattack targeting governments in the Middle East and European countries, a hacker backed by the Turkish government?


Tom Roberts

A Greek government organization website was hacked on Friday, January 17, 2020. A series of attacks, in which Cyprus and Iraqi government organizations have been the victims as well as Greece, have been reported to be possible by hackers backed by the Turkish government.

Τούρκοι χάκερ «χτύπησαν» ελληνικές κρατικές ιστοσελίδες | Ελλάδα | Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

Turkish hackers target Greek institutions | Ahval

Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey's interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks-sources-Reuters

Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini According to the Greek Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, web sites, such as Athens Stock Exchange is cracking on January 17, 2020, crash to cause the incident occurred. Turkish hacking group Anka Neferler Tim appealed on Facebook that cracking into Greece was their business, saying, 'Greece threatened Turkey in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean. Threats. '

Anka Neferler Tim has stated on his website that `` any website that makes negative statements to Turkey will be targeted '', and in June 2019 Jorgos, then the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Sport of Greece.・ Has taken over Instagram account of Vasiliadis and posted a photo of Turkish cathedral and group logo.

Turkish hackers are hostile to Greece and Cyprus because of the persistent problem of the Mediterranean border.

On November 28, 2019, the Turkish and Libyan transitional governments, which face each other across the Mediterranean Sea, have reached an agreement on maritime boundaries. However, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, also facing the Mediterranean Sea, and the Interim Council of Kirenaika in eastern Libya have objected to the agreement as 'threats that threaten their seas illegally.' Tensions have been reported to be rising between.

Turkey and Libya: Conflicts between Eastern Mediterranean countries due to military-ocean boundary agreement | Middle East Research Institute

Turkey is also adjacent to Iraq, and Turkish troops have launched multiple attacks on Iraq, and relations between nations have deteriorated.

According to Reuters, this massive cyber attack originated in an attack that took place between late 2018 and early 2019. Cyber attacks include hijacking of DNS and intercepting website traffic, and it is possible that an unauthorized login to the network was obtained by intercepting passwords and IDs.

In addition, Reuters noted that cyber attacks by Anka Neferler Tim and others are characteristic of state-sponsored cyber espionage that was carried out to promote Turkish interests. He suggested that the whole country could be committed by support.

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Regarding a series of cyber attacks, the Greek government denies information leaks due to cyber attacks, saying 'There is no evidence that the government's e-mail system has been accessed illegally.' The Iraqi government did not respond to Reuters' request for comment.

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