Kyrgyz foreign ministry's website hacked
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||9 August 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kyrgyz foreign ministry's website hacked, 9 August 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/521f463714.html [accessed 16 December 2017]|
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August 09, 2013
By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service
BISHKEK – The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's website has been hacked by an unknown group, apparently from Turkey.
A group, identifying itself as "B3YAZ," placed a statement in Turkish on the ministry's website early on August 9 saying that the site's system "has not been damaged yet."
The message also says the group launched the attack because the ministry ignored previous warnings, but is not clear what warnings the group is referring to.
The message also listed several Internet addresses, one of which was Anti-Armenia.org.
Foreign Ministry officials were not immediately available for comment.
August 9 is a day off in Kyrgyzstan, which is celebrating the second day of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr.