Turkish hackers target Greek institutions
Turkish hackers have targeted several government websites in Greece after Athens announced that the country was ready to contribute troops to help Libya transform into a modern democratic state.
Greek daily Kathimerini cited a group that called itself Anka Soldiers Team, saying the hackers allegedly hit the websites of Greece’s parliament, foreign ministry, finance ministry and intelligence service.
The Athens Stock Exchange, Greece’s online government portal e-GIF and the finance ministry’s websites are also down at the time of the writing of this article.
A statement posted on Facebook, seemingly from the hacker group, said, “Greece had threatened Turkey on the Aegean and East Mediterranean. Now they issue a threat over the Libya Conference.”
“No access for you until we say so. Greece, mind your step!” the statement continued.
Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), arrived in Athens on Thursday to hold talks with Greek officials ahead of an international conference in Berlin set to take place on Jan. 19.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Athens would not accept any political solution for Libya at the European Council unless a maritime accord between Libya and Turkey, which infringes on Greece’s borders, is annulled.