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Turkmen embassy in Minsk hacked apparently by IS

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 9 April 2015
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Turkmen embassy in Minsk hacked apparently by IS, 9 April 2015, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/552f9de129.html [accessed 15 December 2017]
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April 09, 2015

By RFE/RL

Turkmenistan's embassy in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, has been hacked by people with apparent links to the Islamic State extremist group.

The website turmenistanembassy.by was inaccessible on April 9 after it carried a black-and-white photograph of an unknown man wearing a black mask and holding an AK-47.

A text above the photo said in English "Hacked by Abdellah Elmaghribi" and in Russian: "The website is in the service of the regime."

A sentence below the photo read: "#Struck by Abdellah Elmaghribi And Moroccan Wolf. By ISLAMIC STATE HACKERS (El Moujahidine) Your Security Get Owned."

The Turkmen embassy has not made any official announcement regarding the apparent hacking.

With reporting by 42.tut.by and charter97.org

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