Monday, February 02, 2009

Turkish 'Hacker' Spied for PKK

Via Today's Zaman.

A prosecutor is seeking a sentence of up to 10 years for a man who was taken into custody last November on suspicion of theft but who turned out to be a hacker working for the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

A Diyarbakır prosecutor has completed his indictment against R.Ç., who admitted in late November that he was a hacker working for the outlawed PKK. The prosecutor is requesting a sentence of up to 10 years on charges of "consciously and willingly aiding a terrorist organization."

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

A search of the computer showed 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 terrorists in northern Iraq. R.Ç. was arrested on Nov. 14 on charges of "acquiring state secrets and confidential documents on behalf of the PKK terrorist organization."

More here.

Hat-tip: Politically Motivated Computer Crime & Hacktivism


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