Turkish hackers have been targeting Armenian websites and Armenian hackers are targeting Azerbaijani government — Meanwhile Azerbaijani hackers are missing from the picture

A group of Turkish hackers going by the online handle of Turk Hack Team (THT) have decided to side with Azerbaijan over the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and conducted a series of cyber attacks on Armenian servers earlier today. The group countering the attack is Monte Melkonian Cyber Army (MMCA) from Armenia who shut down Azerbaijani government servers yesterday as a show of power.

The THT group is known for their powerful DDoSing capabilities which were demonstrated on the official website of Vatican City against PopeFrancis’ comment in which he used the word ‘genocide’ to refer to mass killings of Armenians by Turks. While the MMCA is not far behind. The army of hackers is known for defacing and leaking sensitive data from Azerbaijani government servers to claim their hold on the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The ongoing cyber war: 

The recent cyber war started when at least 30 soldiers were killed in fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The governments of both countries are blaming each other but the hackers decided to take matters into their own hands and conducted cyber attacks to register their protest.

Websites shut down by Turkish attackers:

According to a Pastebin link by THT, “In connection to the recent tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan, we – the management and members of TurkHackTeam, have sided with Azerbaijan against Armenia the offender. We have conducted a wide-ranging cyber attack and have been successful at closing all access to sites belonging to the following parties including Armenian government portal, National Bank of Armenia, National Security Service of Armenia, National Bank of Armenia and Armenian Ministry of Energy and economy.”

Stay tuned as we will bring more on the ongoing cyberwar!

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.