Turkish Hackers hit Greek Government websites and local stock exchange

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2020

Turkish hackers hijacked for more than 1 hour the official websites of the Greek parliament, some ministries, as well as the country’s stock exchange.

While eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar are shutting down oil exports, the group of Turkish hackers named Anka Neferler Tim claimed Friday to have hijacked for more than 90 minutes the official websites of the Greek parliament, the foreign affairs, and economy ministries, as well as the country’s stock exchange.

Turkish hackers

The group announced the attacks on their Facebook page, the hackers carried out the attack because “Greece is threatening Turkey in the Aegean Sea and in the eastern Mediterranean. And now it’s threatening the conference on Libya“.

The attacks were launched after Khalifa Haftar held talks in Athens, two days ahead of a peace conference in Berlin. Both Hatftar and the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government, Fayez al-Sarraj, are expected to attend the conference, while representatives of the Greek government have not been invited to the conference.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Haftar, the government of Athens encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive in Berlin.

“We encouraged the commander to take part with a constructive spirit in Berlin’s procedure and try to achieve a ceasefire and the restoration of safety in Libya,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told reporters after the meeting.

The Turkish government is providing military support for the government of Sarraj and plans to send its military troops to Libya to fight against Haftar’s army. 

The Berlin conference aims at establishing peace in Libya under the aegis of the United Nations. 

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – Turkish hackers, hacking)

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