It is time to fight for free internet while dominations are getting consistent. Digiturk, who is responsible for blocking Blogger.com, inci.sozlukspot.com and over 10000 websites, has become a internet terrorist. The victims were not warned and did not even have the right of defense".
This is a passage of an online announcement made by the internet meme Anonymous on 9 February.
Anymous, one of the best known hacker groups in the internet, introduced their "Operation Digiturk" with the above mentioned announcement and a video. However, Digitürk removed the video from YouTube on the grounds of copyright. The group started to publish their video on vimeo subsequently.
Anonymous assessed this move of Digitürk as censorship and declared, "Censorship is a human rights violation. Whoever attempts to silence people by using censorship Anonymous will sentence. Anonymous is not a single person; Anonymous is everyone. The internet is everyone's right".
The announcement ends with the line: "We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget".
The Prime Ministry Telecommunication Association (BTK) became the first target of the operation.
The group got hold of four different databases of the BTK and published the according information on Twitter. Information about companies like Vodafone, TurkNet, Superonline, Avea or Turkcell was published encrypted. Data from the fourth database contained clear information on the full names of BTK employees, their user names, e-mails, passwords, mobile, home and office phone numbers, date of birth and their ID numbers.
A user called 'Unnamed Anarchy' published the databases on Twitter. The tweet sent on 12 February was written in Turkish which suggests that Unnamed Anarchy might be a hacker or a group of hackers supporting Anonymous from Turkey.
bianet called the BTK for further information on the subject and was only told that work on the technical infrastructure was being done. The association has not released an official statement yet. (HK)
Related bianet News
Blogspot Access Ban Lifted 16 March 2011The Prosecution of Diyarbakır lifted the access ban applied to the Blogspot websites. ...
OSCE and Turkish Institutions Against Internet Censorship 24 June 2010Miyatoviç from the OSCE urged Turkey to abide by international legal standards and ...
Internet Censorship: Turkey "Under Surveillance" of RSF 15 March 2010Reporters Without Borders added Turkey and Russia to the organization's "under surveillance" list ...
Most Read Today
Who is Ahmet Davutoğlu? 22 August 2014
Erdoğan Appoints Davutoğlu as Candidate For PM, AKP Leader 22 August 2014
ERTUĞRUL KÜRKÇÜ SUBMITTED Bill Proposal For Equal Representation of Women 22 August 2014
14 NGOs Underscore Syrian Refugee Rights in Turkey 21 August 2014
“PM-Approved Skyscrapers Damage City's Silhouette As Well" 21 August 2014