Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Turkey: Man Captured in Diyarbakır - Turns Out To Be PKK Hacker

Via Today's Zaman.

A man taken into custody on suspicion of theft last week has admitted that he is a hacker working for the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), police investigators said Wednesday.

A police search of a computer belonging to R.Ç., 20, who was stopped in Diyarbakır on suspicion of theft, has revealed files containing classified information belonging to institutions including the General Staff and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT).

A search of the computer, seized coincidentally during a police raid against the sellers of stolen goods in Diyarbakır, revealed that the suspect had not only sent MİT documents to the PKK, but also had an "online friendship" with Murat Karayılan, the commander of PKK militants in northern Iraq. R.Ç. was arrested on Nov. 14 on charges of "acquiring state secrets and confidential documents in the name of the PKK terrorist organization".

More here.

Hat-tip: Dissent


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