Special prosecutor to probe hacking of Turkish police website
ANKARA - Radikal.com.tr
The hackers revealed that the police had been using '123456' as a password to save secret documents.The Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office appointed a specially authorized prosecutor today to investigate a recent attack on Ankara police website by a group of hackers.
Hackers from the socialist "RedHack" group gained access to Ankara police files and published them online last month. The group also revealed that the police had been using "123456" as a password to save secret documents.
The prosecutor's office ruled that its Information Technology Criminal Division had no authority over the incident and forwarded the case to a specially authorized prosecutor.
The office made a statement, saying the hacking incident fell under the crime of "the theft of and the publishing of documents related to state security."
The statement added that most of the documents downloaded by RedHack were related to terror investigations and that it was the duty of the specially authorized prosecutor to look into the case.
"Persons who participated in the damaging, forging, stealing and publishing of documents related to state security will be punished by eight to 12 years in prison," the statement said.