RedHack to Publish "Policeleaks"
In the end of February, RedHack started publishing notification e-mails, police officers' e-mails and passwords after hacking related databases of the police. The hackers group now announced to continue publishing the seized data in a system like "Wikileaks".
İstanbul - BIA News Center
08 March 2012, Thursday 11:05
The hackers group RedHack announced to publish the information seized from the databases of POLNET (Police Net) and the Ankara Police Directorate on a platform comparable to Wikileaks. The hackers group had seized data related to informants, complaints and other correspondence and published the first part of the information they got from the hacked databases on the internet on 27 February.
According to the Radikal daily, both the Turkish and the English RedHack sites were closed down by three different court decisions. However, RedHack is apparently going to publish all the information seized from the police databases with a system established via the "blogspot" site.
RedHack had hacked the website of the Ankara Police Directorate and published denunciating e-mails. On Tuesday (6 March), the group released police registration numbers, e-mail addresses and passwords of hundreds of senior police officers on some websites.
Moreover, RedHack announced to decipher the names of people with gun licences, the sort of weapon and details about these persons' IDs.
RedHack plan to establish a system like "Wikileaks" that, according to their definition, "does not put its users on risk. People working on any level for the state or private companies can easily share information and notify existing injustices".
Also hackers who are acting upon the philosophy of RedHack will share information they seized from databases they hacked themselves on this site.
"We are the third side"
RedHack explain their aims as follows: "We are the third side in the discrepancy between existing political conditions and the sovereigns. In other words, we are the party of the oppressed and exploited".
After the publishing of police information, access to the RedHack site was banned by a court decision within 24 hours.
In addition, General Police Director Mehmet Kılıçlar warned 245,000 police officers about using the internet.
In the meantime, the RedHack site was temporarily accessible under http://www.red-hack.org/.
If RedHack establishes a system via blogspot, also this site might become the subject of closure. Access to blogspot was denied before.
The Public Chief Prosecution of Diyarbakır decided to lift the access ban to the blog publishing service blogspot.com (Blogger) on 15 March 2011. Access to the site and millions of blogs published by the Google sub-service was suspended two weeks earlier upon a complaint of the Turkish Satellite Television provider Digitürk. (AS)