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Turkey Suffering Cyber Assaults Never So Intense Before

The Internet management cell of Turkey reports that the country's Internet since, Money 21st December 2015, has been undergoing continuous cyber-attacks, which possibly hasn't been as intense for the country before.

People responsible for the attacks are still to be identified. It's apprehended that the attackers may've some political motivation. A non-government agency nic.tr, which manages URLs for websites with aid of .tr domain for banks, military, ministries along with several commercial websites, stated that the assaults' sources were organized cabals operating from outside the country. Timesofmalta.com reported this, December 23, 2015.

Nic.tr explained that the destructive e-traffic called distributed denial-of-service assaults targeted innumerable PCs all accessing the same URL thus causing the web-speed to drastically drop for those sites.

Turkish media reports that 300,000-and-more websites got disrupted via contaminated servers. At certain quarters it's speculated that the assault may've emerged from Russia as an action against Turkey making shot at one Russian warplane in November 2015 over the Syrian boundary.

Artturi Lehtio belonging to F-Secure an Internet security firm in Finland said it was noteworthy how big and time extended the assault was; however, neither could be said as unprecedented. The firm didn't have sufficient information for beginning speculation over if it was associated with specific countries, alternatively any single individual or group might've been responsible.

It isn't new to have Turkish websites get attacked. The alleged hackers' cabal 'Syrian Electronic Army' dedicated to government of Syria stated previously in 2015 that it had fruitfully infiltrated the e-mail accounts of the government. Nor could anybody dismiss the possibility that political hackers aimed assault on Turkey in connection with various domestic/global matters.

The unidentified hackers' cabal launched a video on YouTube stating that assaults would go on until Turkey stopped backing Islamic State. Even according to a few critics, one of them Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, Turkey was in support of militants from Islamic State, which however, government authorities have refuted.

During the past, Ankara government under Tayyip Erdogan the Turkish leader had been especially strict with social media websites, like Twitter in 2014 was tentatively curbed from accessing following government officials' wiretaps getting exposed.

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