Greece says no data stolen in Turkish hacker attacks on state bodies

An investigation into Turkish hackers’ attacks last week on websites of Greek state bodies indicated that no data were stolen, Greek daily Kathimerini reported on Wednesday.

Turkish hackers conducted a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting Greek institutions, including the foreign and finance ministries, intelligence services and the Athens Stock Exchange, after Greece announced that it was ready to send troops to Libya to help the country transform into a modern state, the newspaper said.

The attack claimed by a Turkish hacker group named the Anka Neferler Tim (Phoenix’s Helmets) made the institutions’ websites unavailable to users, Kathimerini said. 

A statement posted on Facebook, seemingly from the hacker group, said Greece had issued a threat to Turkey over the Libya conference, referring to a summit held on Sunday to establish a ceasefire among warring sides in Libya.

Turkey backs the U.N. recognised government in Tripoli, which is under siege from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, who controls the east and south of Libya. Haftar arrived in Athens last week for talks over the conflict in Libya, before heading to Berlin for the conference.