Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Thirteen members of the Turkish hacker group Redhack, accused of hacking the website of Istanbul's administration and removing the debts of some state institutions, were acquitted in the criminal case, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported March 16.
It was revealed that another hacker group hacked the website of Istanbul's administration, the statement says. The name of this group was not announced.
Earlier it was reported that in 2013 the Turkish hacker group Redhack hacked the website of Istanbul's administration and removed the debts of some state institutions for electricity, water, internet and gas that these state institutions were to pay to the state.
According to the Turkish media, Redhack removed the debts as a sign of a protest against the suppression of demonstrations by the Turkish authorities in Taksim Square in 2013.
At the time the Turkish Interior Ministry reported around 2.5 million people were involved in protests in 79 provinces of Turkey over a three week period. The protests began May 28, 2013 after police forcefully removed demonstrators protesting urban development plans in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park.
As a result of the period of unrest, at least four people were killed, 4,000 people were injured, 4,900 people were detained by police. Police also detained citizens of European countries.
Edited by CN
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