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Muslim Hackers Accused of Shutting Down a Catholic Website

Turkey based Muslim hackers are accused of allegedly hacking a conservative Catholic web site by its editors. The scammers assaulted the website on May 10, however it was brought back to normalcy soon. Editors of the web site, christened after late Pope John Paul II's motto, believe that it's a communally aggravated attack, as published by Speroforum on May 22, 2007.

"We had suffered 70 assaults over the last two months," as told by David Botti - Totus tuus network's president - to AKI (Adnkronos). As per Botti, Islamic hackers were the culprits behind 80% of those assaults. And, 25% of them were Turks who belonged to Turkhacks.com. Aina published this on May 20, 2007.

Botti believes that the hackers wanted to strike a renowned target. He went on to say that the hacker's signature could determine the scam's source, for instance a propaganda text they put in place of the original message.

Botti explained that the most persistent was Islamic semi-circular (crescent) symbol carrying words that could offend the Holy Father. Speroforum published this on May 22, 2007.

According to Botti they are hacked not only for their contents that are unequivocally pro Benedict XVI and Angelo Bagnasco - president of Italian Bishops' Conference, but also because they're more visible compared to others. Hackers' psychology is that the more popular websites they break in to the highly skilled they will appear to their companions or people of same religion. Gateway Pundit published this in news during the third week of May.

Botti said that prayer was the key to stave off hacking attacks in future and readers should pray for Europe.

In February this year, Islamic hackers defaced nearly 1,000 Danish web sites. They did so to express their protest against the controversial cartoons that mocked at the Prophet Mohd. Typically, the attacks replaced Danish web sites' home pages with pro-Islamic messages & denounced the images' publication.

Zone-H - a hack attack monitoring group - said that hacker groups as well as individuals had carried out the defacements. Some of the hackers left sensible messages however many instigated a fierce response to the publication of controversial cartoons, as BBC News published in February 2007.

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