Seven arrested over hacking of Turkish police website
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Hürriyet photoAn Ankara court arrested seven suspects yesterday on charges of hacking into the Ankara police database and downloading secret documents in February.
Sixteen suspects were detained in the probe into the socialist "RedHack" group. The group had acquired secret police files, as well as the email addresses and passwords of high-ranking police officers.
Suspects testified to Public Prosecutor Hakan Yüksel, who released nine of them while requesting that a court arrest the remaining seven.
A court of serious crimes in Ankara subsequently arrested the seven suspects.
RedHack had stated that they targeted Ankara police's website because "it was the most protected one" among police websites in Turkey. However, their cracking of server passwords had revealed that Ankara police used the number sequence "123456" to save secret files.
The group also revealed that most of the software used by the police was pirated.