Last summer, the Brazilian hackers arrived on the international hacking scene to claim number one spot as the most prolific hackers from the East Europeans. This year they are being challenged by their Turkish counterparts.
The last three months have seen an increasing deluge of digital attacks attributable to Turkish hackers. As many as five major hacking groups comprising Turks have been active in May 2003, as opposed to just one a year ago.
The number of attacks carried out by Turkish hackers in May far exceeds the sum total of all digital attacks carried out by hackers originating from other Islamic countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt put together.
The growing disenchantment with the US in traditionally pro-Western Turkey is reflected in the shear volume of hacker attacks now originating from amongst Turks—both from within Turkey and outside. The largest immigrant population of Turks in Europe resides in Germany. The three most attacked countries in the West in May have been USA, Germany and the UK.
The messages left behind show fierce objection to US intervention in Northern Iraq, which is Kurdish. A large population of Kurds lives in South East Turkey and historically most of Iraq was part of the Ottoman Empire up until the early 20th century.
"Turkey is definitely a growing hot spot when it comes to origins of anti-Western digital turbulence. The problem of pro-Islamic anti-US/UK hackers is not going away. In fact, it is rising. Every month that goes by, more and more attacks of this nature are taking place. We are concerned about macro-hacking groups that collaborate between several Islamic countries with Turkey acting as a new hub," said DK Matai, executive chairman, mi2g.
Turkey did not fully support the US and UK in their effort to topple the regime in Iraq despite being a member of NATO. — (menareport.com)
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