Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry Website Suffers Double Hacks

Website Hack

The website of the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) has been hacked twice in the past few days. In what appears to be totally unrelated events, the website of the chamber of commerce suffered attacks from two different attackers.

In the first instance, a group calling itself Mezopotamia Hackers managed to breach the security features of the website and post messages about their exploits on the front page of the website.

Mezopotamia Hackers is a group of hacktivists that is composed of individuals of Kurdish ethnicity who profess their agitation for the rights of the Kurdish people in Turkey.

To confirm their motivation and intention, the group posted a message on the home page of the hacked website expressing their protest of the role that Turkey played in the infamous Roboski massacre of 2011. The massacre, which led to the deaths of about 34 Kurds, is largely attributed to the Turkish government that ran an air raid campaign against the remotely located village back in 2011.

It is yet to be known how Mezopotamia Hackers accessed the site. Also, it is yet to be known whether the hackers stole data from the site since the hackers have not mentioned anything about having stolen personal information from the database of the website.

Interestingly, the TBCCI has remained silent about the hack. So far, the institution has not offered a statement on the hack. However, the original message posted by Mezopotamia Hackers, claiming responsibility for the hack, remains on the home page of the website.

In the second instance, a hacker going by the Twitter name, Kaputskiy, says that he has managed to breach the security features of the TBCCI website. In a series of tweets, the apparently teenage hacker said:

I have contacted the administrators of the site, but I have not gotten any response.

It appears that the hacker decided to leak part of the data that he had managed to steal from the database of the website as proof that he had gained access to the database of the website.

As things stand now, all indications are that the website has suffered major hacking attacks in the past few days. The website still carries the message posted by Mezopotomia Hackers. So far, TBCCI has not responded to the allegations of Kaputskiy.