Redhack Hackers Target Turkish Bank Over Soccer Game E-Ticketing

April 24, 2014

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Members of the hacktivist collective RedHack claim to have breached the systems of Aktif Bank (aktifbank.com.tr), Turkey’s largest privately owned investment bank. The attack comes just as the bank introduced a controversial and mandatory e-ticketing system for people attending soccer games.

The e-tickets allow the government to keep a close eye on people with the cards, and since soccer fans are known for their involvement in protests, authorities can monitor those who chant anti-government slogans at games. Aktif Bank gets a commission on each card purchased.

In addition to breaching the bank’s systems, RedHack also launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against its website.

Source: Softpedia, April 18, 2014.