Political hackers have doxed a massive database online, in what is surely one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The leak contains the personal information of some 50 million Turkish citizens.
A leaked database, although unauthenticated, has allegedly surfaced and contains the personal information of over 49.6 million people from Turkey. The data trove adds up to a massive 6.6 GB file, as revealed by Softpedia.
The file, compressed down to 1.5 GB, has also been offered to download via peer-to-peer networks. The data contained all the pertinent personal information that one imagines, including details such as:First and last names National Identifier [...]
On Sunday, a 26-year old hacker was sentenced for the theft and subsequent sale of credit card information to other cyber criminals.
Onur Kopçak, a 26-year old Turkish hacker, will serve a record 334 years in prison.
Kopçak saw a sentence of 135 years approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction on Sunday, as reported by CNNTurk. The new sentence adds to a previous 199-year sentence from 2013, convicted for a similar hacking ploy that he carried out with 11 other hackers at the time.
In 2013, the then 24-year old hacker was a part of a dozen-strong black-hat hacker collective. The group engaged in a phishing scam which had at least 43 bank [...]
Who is really behind the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Turkey’s Internet? Russia and Anonymous-branded social media accounts have been named as candidates, but an investigation by The Daily Dot indicates it was likely the work of a person who possessed powerful cyberweapons.
The Daily Dot interviewed a person through encrypted messages who claims to be the culprit and was able to demonstrate their capabilities. The individual explained how they attacked Turkey’s Internet and said they were doing it on account of the country’s helping or ignoring ISIS.The Biggest Cyberattack Ever
The DDoS attack on Dec. 14, which has been described as the biggest [...]
Since the beginning of the week on Monday, Turkey has been inundated with a barrage of DDoS attacks targeting the country’s official domain name servers. Altogether, hundreds of thousands of websites including those of universities, government institutions, schools and the military have been affected.
The attacks began early Monday morning. The domain names ending with Turkey’s internet code, .tr were starting to feel the brute force of a relentless DDoS attacks.
The Daily Dot reports that all websites with the suffix .tr have to be registered with the administrative body NIC.tr, based in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city. Nic.tr is also tasked with looking over the [...]