Cyberwar: Armenian, Turkish hackers targeting each other’s govt websites

The cyberwar between Armenian and Turkish hackers is reaching a new height. It begin with Pope Francis’ remarks in which he used the word ‘genocide’ to refer to mass killings of Armenians by Turks.

In reply, Turkish hackers conducted a DDoS attack and shutdown the official website of Vatican City.

The same Turkish hackers then started targeting Armenian websites amid pope’s remarks and Turkish government’s reply to these remarks.

Below is an in-depth coverage of the cyber attacks conducted by Armenian and Turkish hackers on each other’s government websites.


Attacks by Armenian hackers:

Armenian groups involved in cyber attacks against Turkish government include Anonymous Armenia, Monte Melkonian Cyber Army, Caucasus cyber army and ASALA.

One of the representative from Monte Melkonian Cyber Army told HackRead that:

We have hacked 1733 Turkish websites, including government owned sites. We have also leaked database of 63+ Turkish websites.

According to the hacker, they have also conducted DDoS attacks on several Turkish websites including Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some of the screenshots of targeted websites are available below:

cyberwar-armenia-and-turkish-hackers-targeting-each-others-govt-websites-downLinks of all targeted websites are available below:

Armenian hackers also released a YouTube video showing clips from 1993 war between Armenia and Turkey.

Attacks by Turkish hackers:

The groups of Turkish hackers conducting cyber attacks on Armenian government are Anonymous Tuak and Turk Hack Team (THT).

THT is the same group who took down Vatican city website last week.

The Armenian websites taken down by these Turkish groups include Armenian government portal, Armenian central bank, Armenian business portal and several other government owned domains.


List of tweets in which the groups announced their attacks are available below:

THT also released a YouTube video explaining the reason behind targeting Armenian websites:

The Turk Hackers told HackRead that:

We Turkish hackers deny that there was ever any genocide against Armenians. 

Stay Tuned, more on the ongoing cyberwar coming soon…

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