Friday, October 7, 2016

Defacement Campaigns: Turkey-based Hacking Group

Wapack Labs has discovered a very active hacking group based in Turkey.  This group appears to be loyal to the Erdogan regime and has attacked, with defacement campaigns, in Western Europe and the U.S.  The group was discovered by Wapack analysts during routine collection efforts. This information is being provided for your situational awareness.

Publication date:                          4 October 2016

Handling requirements:                Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:            Turkey-based hacking group

Actor Type:                                   Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier IV*

Potential Targets:                          Turkey, Middle East, Western Europe and USA

Past Reporting:                              Red Sky Alliance: DOC-4195

*Criminal or state actors who are organized, highly technical, proficient, well-funded professionals working in teams to discover new vulnerabilities and develop exploits.

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or

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