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Macedonian Hackers Posted Threatening Message on Bulgarian President’s Website

Macedonian hackers attacked the official website of Bulgarian President, reports Vreme, the Macedonian newspaper in its article that was entitled "Crvenskovski & Parvanov waging an Internet war".

The editor-in-chief of Vreme, Aleksander Damovski told FOCUS News Agency for a news publication on February 5, 2007 that when they opened the site, they saw the emblem's image. That's why they published the news. Damovski added, the hackers' content flashed intermittently on the site.

The Vreme newspaper printed the translation of the Bulgarian text that appeared on the website of Bulgarian President. It said the hackers had collected sufficient evidence of the attempt on the life of Macedonian President being planned and financially supported by the government of Bulgaria. They knew that the hacker group, TIM LZO carried out the attack. The government made the payment through the First Caribbean Bank and intended to send it to Los Angeles.

The Macedonian United Forces signed the text. The hackers asked the Bulgarian President to instruct the government to terminate the Internet war.

Further the text threatened the president and if his government's attacks continued, the hackers possessed enough resources and power to retaliate. They would use them to damage Bulgarian business in Macedonia. They would also attack the Bulgarian diplomats or even kill them, and destroy the Bulgarian embassy.

Damovski said he couldn't understand how hackers could do it. He said that the message and the Macedonian United Forces' emblem appeared in English at around 1-2 pm Macedonian local time.

The newspaper printed a photograph of the emblem and a copy of the Bulgarian President's website in its English version.

The paper describes that the hackers attacked as retaliation to an unsigned message posted on the site of the Macedonian President on January 21, 2007. After this an unknown hacker who identified himself a "rE" posted a message under the heading "Unity Makes Strength". He used Russian servers to put up the message.

Damovski disagreed with the Bulgarian President's Office and experts' claims that the site had not been targeted by hackers. He said he had no idea of the name of the hacker group that signed the message.

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