Turkish hackers attack webpages of Greek ministries: report

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Turkish hackers on Friday claimed to have hijacked the official webpages of the Greek Foreign and Finance ministries, the National Intelligence Service (EYP), the Athens Stock Exchange and the Parliament, Greek media reported.

Authorities took down the pages to protect them, according to the Kathimerini daily.

A Turkish hacking group calling itself Anka Neferler Tim (Phoenix’s Helmets) said in a post on Facebook that they are responsible for the cyberattacks, adding they are a response to Athens’ “threats” against Turkey.

On their main website the group writes that the web hack “department” targets all websites that make bad or negative statements about Turkey.

The same group had appeared in June 2019 when they hacked the Instagram account of the then-Deputy Sports Minister Giorgos Vasiliadis.

The group posted two photos on Vasiliadis’ account, one of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine-era cathedral that now serves as a museum — and another with the group’s logo.

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