Anonymous attacks Turkish PM's network
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Protesters wearing Anonymous Guy Fawkes masks take part in a demonstration against controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), on February 25, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACHThe cyber activist group Anonymous has attacked the Turkish Prime Ministry's network, Ümit Çetin of daily Hürriyet reported.
The hackers aimed to access official documents on government correspondence but were prevented from doing so by on-duty information technology experts.
The firewall built within the network system alerted officials via text messages about a suspicious intrusion, and five experts immediately initiated a defense mechanism that successfully fought off the Anonymous attempts to break in.
The source of the attacks was determined to be Virginia in the United States and an unknown location in China.
The attack was soon repelled and a new firewall was set up, daily Hürriyet reported.