Syrian hackers claim to hack Turkish government e-mail accounts
ISTANBULHackers from the Syrian Electronic Army, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed that it has hacked scores of e-mail accounts, including the accounts of the Turkish Presidency, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and Air Forces.
The Syrian hacker has released a total of 967 e-mail accounts in 14 categories on the internet, unveiling scores of correspondence made between March 2009 and November 2012.
The list of e-mails hacked by the group includes a number of Turkish ministers, diplomats and civil servants, as well as accounts from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Arab League.
The group had also hacked the accounts of The Daily Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press and CNN in the recent past.
Its latest high-profile attack was on the French daily Le Monde in January, when the group broke into the newspaper’s Twitter account.