The online hacktivist Anonymous has claimed the responsibility for a massive 40Gbps DDoS attack on Turkish DNS Servers under NIC.tr — The reason behind the attack is that Turkey is allegedly supporting and aiding the Daesh or ISIS/ISIL terrorist group.
In a video uploaded by Anonymous, the hacktivists said that their attack on Turkish servers was part of their ongoing operation #OpISIS.
According to the video message, “We won’t accept that Erdogan, the leader of Turkey, will help ISIS any longer. The news media has already stated that Turkey’s Internet has been the victim of massive DDOS attacks. This lead Turkey to shut down it’s internet borders and deny anybody outside the country to access Turkish websites.”
The hacktivists also warned the government that if Turkey didn’t stop aiding Daesh or ISIS the attacks will continue and target airports, banks, government and military servers.
“If you don’t stop supporting ISIS, we will continue attacking your internet, your root DNS, your banks and take your government sites down. After the root DNS we will start to hit your airports, military assets and private state connections. We will destroy your critical banking infrastructure. Stop this insanity now Turkey. Your fate is in your own hands,” said Anonymous.
The cyber attack on Turkish root DNS servers took place last week which forced 40,000 .tr domains to go offline. Though the targeted domains were back online they same day however the accesses to those sites was kept limited.
The state of Turkey has been accused of aiding and buying oil from the Daesh terrorist group. Some also accuse Turkey of being a safe passage for the groups recruitment in Syria.