[funsec] Turkish 'Hacker' Spied for PKK
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Mon Feb 2 23:18:01 CST 2009
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Via Today's Zaman.
A prosecutor is seeking a sentence of up to 10 years for a man who was
taken into custody last November on suspicion of theft but who turned out
to be a hacker working for the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
A Diyarbakır prosecutor has completed his indictment against R.Ç., who
admitted in late November that he was a hacker working for the outlawed
PKK. The prosecutor is requesting a sentence of up to 10 years on charges
of "consciously and willingly aiding a terrorist organization."
A police search of a computer belonging to R.Ç., who had been detained in
Diyarbakır on suspicion of theft, revealed files containing classified
information belonging to institutions including the General Staff and the
National Intelligence Organization (MİT).
A search of the computer showed that the suspect had not only sent MİT
documents to the PKK, but also had an "online friendship" with Murat
Karayılan, the commander of PKK terrorists in northern Iraq. R.Ç. was
arrested on Nov. 14 on charges of "acquiring state secrets and confidential
documents on behalf of the PKK terrorist organization."
Hat-tip: Politically Motivated Computer Crime & Hacktivism
- - ferg
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