We are going to focus on this developing situation in the next day and keeping a watchful eye on what is happening and if something is going to happen. And even if nothing is happening, let it be a good exercise to
- watch out if your website is hacked (or still being Google cached as such)
- control if your infrastructure is safe and monitored
- control if you have a backup of your website and the necessary plans in place
Meanwhile BIPT and DNS.Be should think seriously about getting those forgotten hacked belgian websites unreachable as long as they aren't fixed because they could become launching platforms for new attacks that could become nastier than those we have known so far.
If you don't let broken down cars drive on our highways, why let hacked websites still be out there without any lock-out. Or google can lock-out the websites that are daily hacked by badware.org. This would oblige Google to clean its cache and the administrators to clean up their act.
The political parties that will form the government should also foresee the concentration of all forces in Belgian to defend our critical infrastructure. It is maybe time to organise hearings about this subjecs and to take the necessary legal action and to implement the laws and plans already established. I do not care how it is organised (local, federal) as long as there is a fluent coordination in REALTIME.
Because otherwise 'we will all go down together'.
It all depends
Or it is a lonesome ranger from the gang - or somebody using their name and I suppose the general wouldn't be too happy about that - and he is reprimanded or silenced and everything goes back to normal (being 5 to 20 .be sites hacked a day).
Or it is the first shot to inform us that we are going to have to respond to the attacks from them and numerous other turkish me-too groups.
Or the Turkish officials tell them to back off because it would do more harm than good attacking the belgian infrastructure that is also used by the European Community institutions they would like to belong to and show how democratic they are (which isn't the case if you bombard every online critic or whatever other site with nationalistic hysteria).
Btw I understand that if you as a turkish or double nationality young man have to fight in the turkish mountains against the PKK you would rather hope the war would be over and done with once and for all, but war is finally only ended by peace and democracy, not by more war.
AY YILDIZ TEAM http://www.ayyildiz.org/ayt/ and they have their own forum with their hacked sites index, their attack programs and their plans. They say they have international branches. For videos you have to go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYR-ZrSR_TQ
According to this dutch newspaper the organisation has a militaristic structure with generals and so on. It publishes a IT security/warfare book that it sells to the Turkish police forces and refuses all contacts with the press. So I suppose that the Turkish government knows who the leader is and they can tell him to back off and leave the countries alone with which he wants to partner. Can't dance if someone is stepping all the time on your shoes.
I don't speak turkish so I hope the cyberpolice sections have turkish speaking people to go through the numerous sites from Turkish hackers that are announcing and claiming cyber hack campaigns.
They were mainly responsable for attacks against dutch, bulgarian, greece and other organised attacks against public websites of governments or groups they didn't like because they were not enough pro-turkish.
There are for the moment a several hundred of pages of belgian websites and forums that are hacked and are still being hacked or that are still being shown by Google as once being hacked.
If we are going to have a cyberattack against the Belgian digital infrastructure by Turkish hackers than it is in the interest of all that those pages and websites are cleaned up and better defended because
* they could become a trampolin for other attacks against other sites
* they could become a gateway to other sites and services
* they could indicate which sites are not well defended or even forgotten
In fact, every website .be that is in http://be-hacked.skynetblogs.be should be more careful nowadays because once defaced, always attacked (you are on the white list of the hackers). A list of more than 500 .be websites that have been hacked in 2007 is being published on http://www.furl.net/members/mailforlen subject hacked (there is a RSS feed)
If your site is in order but the cache is still showing that you are hacked, than you should open a Google account as site-admin and ask Google to clean the cache and come by again.
For those who think that losing time with official complaints will change anything against hacking traffic from outside Belgium, go ahead lose your time. Maybe this will change if the European countries together put pressure on Turkye to stop this avalanche of hacking traffic bouncing against our walls and creeping through each security hole it can find.
Last tip Google Yourself site:yoursite.? hacked by or hack or
if you do this site:be hacked by you will find sites that have been hacked since weeks or months without cleaning anything up
As a response to the arrests following the Turkish riots in Brussels Turkish hackers have began with what they call a massive cyberattack on Belgian infrastructure and websites. They promise to do damage.
Those who read this blog know that they have been warned for this last week and should have taken the appropriate actions.
First I you don't need any traffic FROM turkey, you just block all traffic coming from Turkye at your firewall (or if the number of visits isn't worth the trouble, for example if you have on your e-commerce site 50 visits a month and 40 are attacks, you just block them, ain't worth the money).
Secondly all your machines and sites should be patched (also the applications) and should have an antivirus and firewall. You should have a clean backup from your website-applications in standby (hot and cold) and you should monitor all changes to your website (especially changing pages like frontpage and forums or adding pages).
YOU SHOULD TAKE THESE GUYS SERIOUSLY
THEY HAVE ALREADY COMPROMISED
- a subsite of Wallonie.be
- a subsite of the organisation of cities
- probably even the sncb
we will try to follow the situation as it develops but do not forget : the belgian government has no central coordination center against that kind of attacks as this government refused to install it even if it was written in the New Telecom Law. You (and your contractors and ISP's) are on your own, except if you guys coordinate a bit between yourselfs.
It can be bluff, but it can just be the beginning of a storm. Just as with a storm, prepare yourself.
You can find documentation about esecurity here http://ebooks.skynetblogs.be
You can find freeware for esecurity and other stuff here http://freeware.skynetblogs.be
You can follow the registry of hacked sites of this and other campaigns here http://be-hacked.skynetblogs.be
This is the warning as published on a number of Belgian sites
WE CAME TO SHOW YOU THE POWER OF TURKEY! FOR YEARS YOU PROTECTED PKK TERORIST MURDERER NAMED FEHRIYE ERDAL IN YOUR COUNTRY AND YOU TREATED HER. YOU DISHONORABLE PEOPLE! IF WE WANT WE CAN EVEN TAKE HER FROM YOU NOW!
YOU DISHONORABLE Prostitute Belgium. You arrested and beated the Turkish people for Saying NO to Terrorism! You’re a Terrorist country, you have no difference than PKK! Sneaking BELGIUM you always watched the PKK terrors during there terrorism shows but you showed your real FACES Only when Turkish people WALKED AND SAID NO for terrorism.
We are giving you the answer. Didn’t you hear about us? Let’s explain who we are: We gave a damage of 100 Milliards of Dollars to Denmark. We destroyed Holland and France. We took Bulgaria and Greece to deep underground.
Now it’s your turn, we came to take you to underground too!
AY YILDIZ TEAM
THE SOLDIERS OF THE CYBER WORLD
Strange that Europe would even consider making this a member of our community. Well, we had Greece, Italy, Spain en Portugal before that weren't exactly models of democracy and peace and needed some transition and you can argue that great britain wasn't really recognizing all the democratic basic rights of each community in Northern Ireland but those clashes and transitions are more or less over and absorbed.
It is a bit strange seeing in Brussels Turkish flags on windows and buildings as if there is a football match and shouting and rioting youngsters with flags from their country as if we are holding them back from supporting their country with all democratic means at their disposal. Even more that this is the capital of Europe, the community their country would like to belong to... on their conditions. A bit strange that all these Eurocrats that will have to prepare reports about the efforts that Turkye is making will now have to watch the news with Turkish youngsters aggressing Kurds and Armenians under their eyes and having riot police and police sirens going through their city the whole night.
FOr the readers from outside Brussels, no Brussels is not on fire. For the moment we are speaking about riots with around 300 to 400 youngsters moving around in about 4 streets of one very small part of the city, surrounded by police. There were some small fires and one Kurdish and one Armenian business was vandalized.
http://www.belturk.be/go.php?go=303148a&do=details&am... is the main Turkish Belgian portal and it is not doing exactly much to excuse or to calm down the spirits. Under the cover of news it is in fact glamourizing the illegal demonstrations that were turning into riots. I don't speak turkish, but it all looks this way. If it would be otherwise the pages would have been different and the choice of photographs also and there would have been an excuse in french or flemish to those that have been vandalized for a war in Turkye....
They say they are all turkish soldiers and that each should do their part.
For your part, you should make sure your website and network are protected and looked after because the Turkish hackers have free game in their country to attack whoever whenever with whatever digital attacktools. Even if you have nothing to do with turks, kurds or Armenians...