Anonymous targets Turkey

Hacker group perpetrates DDoS attacks against a number of government websites

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Anonymous targets Turkey The Anonymous hacker collective claimed responsibility for the attacks on Turkish government sites. (Getty Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 13, 2011

Hacker group Anonymous on Thursday last week launched a denial of service attack against the Turkey government in protest against the country's proposed internet censorship laws, according to the Anonymous blog.

Anonymous has stated that it took down several government websites http://tib.gov.tr/ and the Turkey Social Security website, www.sgk.gov.tr.

While tib.gov.tr remains down, the social security website appears to be back up.

The DDoS attack stems from the Turkish government's plans to implement a filter on Internet browsing on 22nd August 2011. The government says that this filter is designed to protect the youth from harmful elements on the web, according to Anonymous.

The attack is a DDoS attack using a coordinated network of the Low Orbit Ion Canon (LOICs) open source attack software. These types of attacks are designed to make websites unavailable to users by flooding them with TCP packets or requests for information.

Anonymous posted a video statement on Monday condemning the planned internet filter.

"Over the last few years, we have witnessed the censorship taken by the Turkish government, such as blocking YouTube, Rapidshare, Fileserve and thousands of other websites. Most recently, the government banned access to Google services. These acts of censorship are inexcusable. The internet is a platform for freedom, a place where anyone and everyone can come together, discuss topics, and share information, without the fear of government interference. We, Anonymous, will not stand by and let this go unnoticed. We will fight with the Turkish people against their government's rain of censorship," said the statement.

2711 days ago
Tameem

blocking youtube, rapidshare, fileserve goocle services !!!!!
THIS IS RIDICULOUS, are we back to the 20s ?

2713 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Changing face of the protests - cyber protests

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