Thursday 7 April 2016

Turkey Starts Investigation On Their 50 Million Citizens Data Leaked

Turkey Starts Investigation On Their 50 Million Citizens Data Leaked

Turkey Starts Investigation On Their 50 Million Citizens Data Leaked

Turkey is investigation that how hackers have posted online important information of about some 50 million Turkey’s people. 

Even it is included that what people were said about the President as well as about the Prime-minister. After this revealing of data the people has believed that it is the biggest data violates seen in the country.

Whereas there is no group that has taken acclaim for uploading the data to a website that is called the Turkish Citizenship Database the comments posted suggests Turkey that may be a target of political attackers.

Around the 1.5 gigabyte data could be compressed file which contains the national identity number, date of birth and full address for 49.6 million Turks, according to the website, or around two-thirds of the population.

Even the wLunbite said it is included the ID information of President Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as well as the former president Abdullah Gul teased the President.

And also, the website says, "Who would have imagined that backward ideologies, cronyism and rising religious extremism in Turkey would lead to a crumbling and vulnerable technical infrastructure? Do something about Erdogan! He is destroying your country beyond recognition."
On Wednesday, an official at Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office said that it was investigating the violate but rejects to give further details.

Reporters told the Justice Minister Bekir Bodog that the number of the citizens of Turkish that was roughly affected the same size as the whole electorate.

He said, "How and from where this was leaked needs to be looked into. I believe the necessary investigations - both administrative and judicial - have been launched and whatever is necessary will be done."


Tuncay Besikci who is a computer forensics expert at auditing and consultancy firm PwC that confirmed to Reuters that the file consists the ID numbers and personal information that is  identifiable of at least 46 million citizens.

On Tuesday, the Transport and Communication Minister Binali Yildirim said that the attack emerged to the date back at least 2010. Obviously, it is not apparent when the file was first uploaded even though the reports of it surfaced in local media in this week.

And he also said that the data was from the political records that are shared with the political parties before the elections.

Even though the computer expert, Becki said he believed the data was received by the government’s official Population Governance Central Database in or around 2009 as  well as the later unlawfully hardly sold because it was dealt in assets foreclosures.

In December, the Turkish Internet servers that experienced one of the most intense cyberattacks seen in the country that hoist the fears Ankara that may have been a goal  of political attackers.

Even the hacking of December involved a flood of troublemaking traffic that is known as a DDoS(Distributed Denial of Service) attack where computers target the individual sites of Internet which are resulting in web speeds reducing.

At the last month after images from a car bombing in the capital were shared an Ankara court ordered the ban on access to both Twitter and Facebook.

Source: Reuters


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