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RedHack revealed the images of ID cards given to foreign diplomatic personnel by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

RedHack revealed the images of ID cards given to foreign diplomatic personnel by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

A fresh investigation has been launched against RedHack after the socialist hacking group revealed the identities of foreign diplomatic personnel working in Turkey earlier today.
 
A Foreign Ministry official said the hackers had not taken down the ministry's main website but attacked a public page which was used for job applications. The page did not contain any secret or critical information, the official said. The hackers were able to access the information by exploiting a loophole present in the system, he added.
 
"The attack was immediately repelled by TÜBİTAK and Interior Ministry personnel who are now working on to fix the loophole," the official said.
 
The official also said they had determined the locations of the hackers involved in today's attack. Seven people who are suspected of being members of RedHack are already under arrest. RedHack claims those who are under arrest are innocent and demands their releases in every hacking they undertake. 
 
The page "https://public.mfa.gov.tr/," which was taken down by RedHack, remained inaccessible throughout the day.

July/03/2012

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