Turkish Organization Hacked Government Websites of Bulgaria

Hackers belonging to Ayyildiz Team, a Turkish organization, have defaced the Website of the agriculture and regional development ministries of the Government of Bulgaria. They deleted the content on the main page and posted Turkish symbols on it.

When the site opens, the viewer can see an organization's name that had previously hacked the Attack party - Ayyildiz Team's site, some Turkish signs and symbols, and a message posted in Turkish and English languages saying that the attack was to protest the activities of Volen Siderov and his party.

The site also displays a video clipping from the YouTube site. It also shows a plaque in the Tranak village of Burgas region in a broken state. The picture depicts two youths behind masks breaking the plaque with picks. The plaque was put to remind about three Turks who were shot in Bulgaria (during 1984-1986) assumed to be terrorists.

The Focus News Agency noted that Turkish attackers hacked the Websites of two Bulgarian national institutions, the National Directorate for Building Control (www.dusk.mrrb.government.bg) and Ministry of Agriculture (www.mzgar.governmetn.bg).

The hackers' message against the backdrop of symbols of Turkish national flag and Turkish landscape explains that the hacking attack against the two state sites was to protest the state's silence on the ruin of the Turkish monument.

Agriculture minister Nihat Kabil's advisor Krassimir Krantov told Darik Radio that he reported police about the attack.

The hacking attempt on the Website of the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply took place on September 1, 2007 around 11am-12noon. Nihat Kabil had immediately brought the incident to the notice of the CDCOC or Chief Directorate for Combating Organized Crime. Focus News published this on September 1, 2007. The directorate's officials and specialists are on the job of restoring the original Web page. There has been no impact on the database of the ministry's site.

On the same date in 2006, the attack group invaded the Website of Ataka, Bulgaria's major nationalist party and its newspaper. It explained the hack as a protest against the ruin of a Turkish monument in the Tranak village of the Burgas district.

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