Turkish hacker group declares 'cyber war' on PKK: report
NMTD homepage opening screen.A group of Turkish hackers say they have launched an attack on websites affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Doğan News Agency (DHA) reported today.
A group of hackers who called themselves the "NMTD Team" – an acronym derived from the motto "Ne mutlu Türk'üm diyene" (How happy is he who can call himself a Turk) – said they would be attacking sites belonging to and related with the PKK for 30 consecutive days.
The attacks are being made to commemorate three officers who were killed in a PKK ambush in the Amanos mountains of the southern province of Hatay on May 17, the group reportedly announced on its website.
The hackers claimed they have hacked into nearly 500 websites in the last two days, acquiring documents as well as identities and emails of people they believe to be tied to the PKK and passing them on to the authorities.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.