32 Anonymous suspects arrested in Turkey

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Turkish police are reported to have detained 32 people in connection with internet attacks that have disrupted access to government websites.

Alleged members of the loosely-knit Anonymous hacktivist group were rounded up in 12 cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, just days after similar arrests of Anonymous suspects in Spain.

At the end of last week, in an attack that was dubbed “Operation Turkey”, Anonymous supporters brought down Turkish government websites in protest against controversial plans by the authorities in the country to introduce internet filtering.

As the sites became inaccessible via the internet, Anonymous supporters weren’t slow to celebrate their achievement on Twitter.

The sites were brought down by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, with different computers around the world being deployed to bombard the sites with traffic using the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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