RedHack’ Writing off Debt was in retaliation over destruction of 6k olive trees.


Last week, RedHack, the world’s first and oldest hacktivist hacker group dating to 1997, had claimed to compromise data of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEİAŞ) in a move against the cutting of 6,000 olive trees in the Aegean town of Yırca, Turkey to construct a power plant. After breaching the company website, the hacker group [...]

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U.S. State Dept Computers Hacked, Email Service Shut Down.


The State Department has shut down its unclassified email system in response to a possible hacker attack, said a senior department official. An “activity of concern” was detected around the same time when the White House computer network was targeted, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to [...]

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HSBC Turkey hacked, credit card data of 2.7 million customers compromised.


On Nov. 12, the International bank Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) announced that its computer networks in Turkey had been hacked and as a result, personal data of about 2.7 million customers’ including credit card details had been compromised.  The bank found out about the hack through its internal controls, but despite the massive [...]

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Chinese government backs hacking against civil rights groups – Study


A new report published by the citizen lab attributes the perseverance and doggedness of the Chinese hacking organizations, in disrupting the Civil Society Organizations, which include activists, journalists and human rights groups. The interpretation centers on a new 4 year survey in which the researchers have joined hands with many Civil Society Organizations which are [...]

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RedHack Hacks Turkish Power Distribution System, Deletes $650k Debt of Soma region.


The online Turkish Anonymous Hacktivist Team ”Red Hack” hacked and breached the official website of Turkish Power Administration System, deleting 1.5 Million Liras (Turkish currency) worth debt of Soma region. (Soma is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey). Turkish hacker team RedHack announced hacking into power administration system and canceling [...]

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Hackers target high-profile company bosses from luxury hotels — Kaspersky.


Senior executives from America, China, Japan, and Russia were the prime targets of these hacktivists, who stole logins for Google, Facebook and Yahoo Services using a keylogger. High ranking business executives visiting luxury Asian hotels and utilizing their public Wi-Fi have returned with their devices infected with malwares, says a top security research firm. The [...]

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China hacks U.S. weather systems, disrupts satellite network


Chinese hackers have been blamed for hacking the United States weather service in October 2014, causing disruption in satellite feeds and several other high-profile websites. The hackers hacked four websites of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA; forcing the cyber security team to shut down some of their services to avoid any further attack.   In October, the website of National [...]

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