Shortly after the RedHack hacktivist collective breached the website of Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, the country’s officials announced that they would put the group on the list of terrorist organizations.
After hearing the news, Anonymous has released a statement to show its support for RedHack.
“The investigation into the group has reached a critical position. The prosecutor who is already conducting a comprehensive investigation into the group, are preparing to include them into the ‘Terror Organisations’ list,” the hackers said, cited by Cyberguerrilla.org
“We demand the cessation of these illegitimate attacks against RedHack. We demand the immediate release of innocent people who have nothing to do with RedHack. We demand the cessation of these operations to instill fear into those who work to uncover truth,” they added.
“Anonymous will support RedHack, and everyone working in Turkey to tear down barriers to free information, until the end. This support, we will show in every way we possess.”
In the meantime, an interesting fact came to light regarding the suspension of RedHack’s Twitter account.
According to turk.internet.com
, the RedHack Team
account wasn’t suspended in less than 24 hours because of the requests made by Turkish officials. Instead, the US Embassy in Ankara might have reported the account to Twitter.
US officials are believed to be responsible for the takedown since representatives of the Foreign Ministry only informed the country’s Scientific and Technological Research Council, the police, and the Information and Communication Technologies Authority.
However, they did not contact Twitter or any other foreign organizations.
As a result of the attack on Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, the identities of 821 foreign bureaucrats and diplomats were published on Dropbox by the hackers. The Dropbox folder they were stored in was also removed.