Monday, February 02, 2009

Turkish "Hacker" Spied for PKK

The Turkish newsite,Today's Zaman, is reporting that a "hacker" originally arrested for theft is now accused of supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Analysis of his system and recovered media revealed classified information which he is alleged to have transferred to the PKK in Northern Iraq.

The article discusses an interesting method of obtaining the information:
"[The suspect] said during police interrogation that the contact between him and the PKK's Karayılan was established through a terrorist friend of his who resides in France. He also stated that he acquired confidential information belonging to the General Staff, MİT [the Turkish National Intelligence Organization] and other institutions through computer virus programs he placed on pornographic Web sites visited by army members."

PKK hacker faces up to 10 years in prison

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