Turkish hackers hijack German Internet sites

7th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

A Turkish newspaper claims it is in retaliation for a fire that killed 9 Turkish-Germans.

Ankara -- Turkish nationalists have hacked a number of German internet sites in apparent retaliation for a fire in the German city of Ludwigshafen on Monday that claimed the lives of nine Turkish immigrants, the Ilhan news agency reported.

The hackers going by the name of the AyYildiz Team (Crescent and Star Team) hijacked around 100 sites, mainly small businesses, replacing introduction pages with the message in English, "Nusret and Kayahan. Turkish and Muslim hackers."

The page features a large portrait of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and includes a famous Ataturk quote, "Further than that, it is independence or death."

The page does not directly refer to the fire on Monday or rumours that the blaze was an arson attack aimed at Turkish immigrants.

The Ilhan news agency reported that the hackers vowed to continue their attacks.

DPA with Expatica

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