Turkish Finance Ministry denies hacking claims by RedHack
Hürriyet photoTurkey’s Finance Ministry has denied claims from RedHack that the self-proclaimed leftist hacking group has hacked the civil servants’ salary system, daily Hurriyet has reported.
“All systems provided by the ministry through the Internet have been working without any problem,” a statement from the ministry read.
RedHack claimed earlier today to have hacked into the salary system in protest of the “ridiculously small” salary raise received by civil servants.
A legal probe into RedHack was launched after the group staged a cyber attack on the Ankara Police Department’s website in February 2012. Prosecutors demanded up to 24 years in prison for suspects’ they claimed were “committing a crime in the name of an armed terror organization.”
In the first hearing, held Nov. 26, an Ankara court freed three arrested suspects in the alleged hacking case, pending trial.