17:41 GMT08 May 2021
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    A group of Turkish hackers said they’re preparing cyber-attacks on Russian government websites, the Turkish newspaper Aksam reported.

    To showcase their skills, Turkish cyber warriors hacked into the website of none other than the Anonymous cyber activist group and posted a Turkish flag with the image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish Republic, and a message that said: "You're been hacked by the cyber army of Ayyildiz."

    According to the leader of the Turkish hacker group, Russia will be their next target.

    "We taught a lesson to those who wanted to humiliate the Turkish state. Russia is next," the leader of Ayyildiz said, as cited by Aksam.

    Last week, the Anonymous group announced the launch of a large-scale cyberwar campaign against the Turkish government, accusing it of supporting Daesh.

    "Turkey is supporting Daesh by buying oil from them, and hospitalizing their fighters. We won't accept that [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, the leader of Turkey, will help ISIS any longer," the international hacktivist collective said in the video.

    Last week, the group of Internet activists brought down up to 40,000 websites across Turkey through targeted attacks on the state's "root servers."

    Anonymous warned that its members would continue attacks on servers of Turkish airports, banks, military services and government institutions as long as the country's authorities kept on backing Daesh extremists, banned in a number of countries, including Russia.

    However, if the Aksam report is true then Ayyildiz has shown that Turkey can stand up for itself quite well when it comes to cyber warfare.

    Ayyildiz, formed in 2002, brings together a bunch of Turkish hackers with nationalistic views.    


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