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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:14 AM

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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-hijack-exclusive/exclusive-hackers-acting-in-turkeys-interests-believed-to-be-behind-recent-cyberattacks-sources-idUSKBN1ZQ10X

JANUARY 27, 2020 / 6:04 AM

Jack Stubbs, Christopher Bing, Joseph Menn

LONDON (Reuters) - Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said.

The hackers have attacked at least 30 organizations, including government ministries, embassies and security services as well as companies and other groups, according to a Reuters review of public internet records. Victims have included Cypriot and Greek government email services and the Iraqi government’s national security advisor, the records show.

The attacks involve intercepting internet traffic to victim websites, potentially enabling hackers to obtain illicit access to the networks of government bodies and other organizations.

According to two British officials and one U.S. official, the activity bears the hallmarks of a state-backed cyber espionage operation conducted to advance Turkish interests.

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They still have our nukes, BTW.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:18 AM

1. That is really disturbing

So many bad players across the world are using cyber warfare against their adversaries. The possibilities are rather terrifying.

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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:51 AM

2. Yikes. K&R for visibility.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 01:26 PM

3. About a year ago, I was followed on Twitter by at least 100

Turkish Twitter accounts and every time, I blocked the account, because it didn't make sense to me, all their tweets were Turkish. I figured at the time they, were collecting Resistance accounts for the future.

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