Anonymous Hacks Turkish National Police Server, Leaks A Trove of Data

The online hacktivist Anonymous hacked Turkish National Police and leaked a huge amount of data

The year 2015 was a difficult year for Turkey due to the uncertain situation on the ground and cyber attacks conducted by Anonymous on high-profile targets such as banks and national domain registrar. Now hacktivist collective

Now hacktivist collective Anonymous claims to have dumped online a huge database belonging to Turkey’s General Directorate of Security (EGM) in response to “various abuses” by the Turkish government in recent months.

The person who uploaded the database Monday said he received it from a hacker who had “persistent access to various parts of the Turkish government infrastructure for the past two years.”

The compressed file is expected to weigh in at some 2.8GB, and the uncompressed version at around 17.8GB.

The files were released “in light of various government abuses in the past few months” in Turkey, as the activist “decided to take action against corruption,” the activists added.

EGM is the civilian police force in Turkey, tasked with preventing crime, keeping the peace and protecting citizens and their property.

The state of Turkey has been accused of aiding and buying oil from the Daesh terrorist group. Some also accuse Turkey of being a safe passage for the groups recruitment in Syria.

Stay tuned, the leaked data is being scanned and HackRead will reveal what’s inside the leaked files.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.