Turkish hackers took down Vatican City site for revenge against Pope’s words

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015

A group of Turkish hackers shut down the official website of the Vatican City to protest against Pope Francesco’ statements on the Armenian Genocide.

Turkish hackers have taken down the Vatican City official website for revenge against the recent statements by Pope Francesco on the Armenian genocide. The hacking group named Herakles () announced that he will continue the offensive against the Vatican City website until the Pope will not apologize officially for statements.

“We want Pope to apologize for his words or we will make sure the website remains off-linesaid one of the hacker at Hackread.

The Pope’s statements on the Armenian genocide have aroused the indignation of the Turkish Government, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu defined “unacceptable” the attitude of the head of the Christian Church, confirming that his declaration are “out of touch with both historical facts and legal basis.”are “out of touch with both historical facts and legal basis.”

The site is actually online, but according to hacker the main server targeted by his group is still down.

Below one of the tweets sent by the hackers about the attack on the Vatican City website:

Vatican city website down 2


The Vatican City website was redirected to another server in order to mitigate the attack.

Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs –  Vatican City, hacking)

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