Turkish Internet servers reeling under huge cyber attack

December 25, 2015
Nic.tr, a non-governmental organisation that administers addresses for websites using the "tr" domain in Turkey, says
Nic.tr, a non-governmental organisation that administers addresses for websites using the "tr" domain in Turkey, says a cyber attack on the country's servers appears to be from "organised sources" abroad

Turkish Internet servers are suffering a powerful cyber attack, slowing banking services and fanning fears that it could be a politically motivated attack from abroad.

Nic.tr, a non-governmental organisation that administers addresses for websites using the "tr" domain, said Thursday that the attack appeared to be from "organised sources" outside Turkey.

The domain is used by websites belonging to Turkish ministries, commercial enterprises and banks.

Transport and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim called it a "serious" attack and asked an Ankara-based university to beef up , saying they were "insufficent".

Banking sources said the attack has seriously disrupted transactions.

Experts have been unable to identify the source of the attack.

Some newspapers said it could have originated in Russia, citing fraught bilateral relations since the downing by Turkey of a Russian fighter jet last month on the Syrian border.

According to local media, the Anonymous hacking group posted a message saying it would continue to attack Turkey for "supporting the Islamic State by buying their oil and tending to their injured fighters."

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PuppyBoylol
4 / 5 (4) Dec 26, 2015
It's the Russian government hammering the Turks www access because of the downing of one of their jet fighters in Turkish air space, Mentality of this world *facepalms, lol
kochevnik
1.7 / 5 (6) Dec 26, 2015
ISIS command centere located in Turkey, inside US Embassy
cantdrive85
1.4 / 5 (5) Dec 26, 2015
Some newspapers said it could have originated in Russia

And deservedly so....It might slow down the Syrian ISIS oil revenue that originates from isreal and flows through the Turks.
gkam
2.1 / 5 (7) Dec 26, 2015
The Middle East, mired in hate and superstition, thinks it is the "holy" place, while looking and acting like the work of Satan.
Burnerjack
2 / 5 (4) Dec 26, 2015
The Middle East is arguably the most blood soaked, contested, violent region on the Earth. Most inhabitants don't eat bacon.
Just a coincidence? I think not.
Bacon=happiness=peace.
AGreatWhopper
2.3 / 5 (3) Dec 26, 2015
You know, when you do nothing about someone sending two agents to leave a trail of Polonium all around your capitol and kill someone living there, they probably don't worry a lot about the consequences of cyber warfare.

The irony is how Russia and the US seem hell bent to prove the other one's cold war rhetoric was accurate. The US is proving everything they ever said about the dangers of a police state, Russia demonstrating the evils of capitalism. I wish they'd have a real war and bugger each other properly once and for all.

Hell, I'd volunteer just to get a chance to whack a few assholes like "kochevnick".
jim_xanara
1 / 5 (2) Dec 26, 2015
At least speak his language. The Russian term for asshole is "Путин-бот".

cantdrive85

1 / 5 (3) 10 hours ago

Some newspapers said it could have originated in Russia

And deservedly so....It might slow down the Syrian ISIS oil revenue that originates from isreal and flows through the Turks.


You're not wrong mate!

See, most the skeptics on here agree with me. I'm just more honest about it. That'll get punished every.last.time!
furkangozukara
1 / 5 (1) Dec 30, 2015
ISIS is funded and supported by western

Russia is not fighting against isis but the true warriors that fights for their country against assad

these attacks can not harm Turkey in addition you don't know Turkey power

We facepalmed russia already and proved that russia is nothing but a coward that can not do anything but harm Turkish civilians
gkam
1 / 5 (3) Dec 30, 2015
Vlad I, Czar of NovoRossia and everything else, does what he wants.

For now.

antialias_physorg
5 / 5 (1) Dec 30, 2015

these attacks can not harm Turkey in addition you don't know Turkey power

We facepalmed russia already and proved that russia is nothing but a coward that can not do anything but harm Turkish civilians

This is the sort of pointless statement I find utterly useless (and all too predictable from a certain list of nations with that stupid 'machismo' thing going). All bluster and bravado with zero fact value.

Note that I don't have any pro- or con-Turkey sentiment in this matter. Right now it hurts them (which is bad), but in the end it will force them to up their infrastructure and be better prepared (which is good).

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