32 "Anonymous" Suspects Arrested in Turkey


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Turkey seems to keep its word on fighting the Anonymous hacker group, as it has already arrested a few people alleged of being connected with the outfit. Inspector Knacker of the Istanbul-not-Constantinople Yard has managed to track and catch at least 32 people (some sources report of the bigger number), on the suspicion that they were connected with Anonymous hacker group.

32 Turkish citizens, 5 of them underage, are accused of taking part in DDoS attacks against the country’s government online services. The reports are that the National Telecommunications Presidency was hit, as well as the Ministry of Labor, and that’s not the full list.

Hacker group known as Anonymous announced they would declare a war on the Turkish government after that country’s Information and Communications Technologies Authority claimed they were going to enforce an Internet filtering system throughout the country this August. Actually, that isn’t news, because Turkey has demanded its Internet service providers block access to such online service as YouTube for a while now, and the demands were often in place for several years, made because of either real or made-up breaches of the local legislation.

The Turkish online services have already figured out that usually the best way to get their websites filtered was to insult the dead founder of the country – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. However, this fact sounds a bit odd, because this is definitely not the kind of thing the leader would have supported.

The worldwide-known hacker group is worried that the web censoring will allow the Turkish government to record and monitor the activity of the people, thus preventing the citizens from making political protests in particular. This was announced as the reason for DDoS attack the group launched at the government websites.

However, Turkey replied that unlike the other countries, it wouldn’t condone such activity, but would trace the hackers. And now the news is that the arrests were made in twelve cities around the country, resulted in catching at least 32 people, 13 of which were found out on board the Midnight Express to be plotting an attack on the online service of the Supreme Election Board, in order to coincide with the publication of the results of the country’s election.