Turkish News Outlet: Turkish Hacker Hacked Website Of Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Seized Database, Posted Message Of Solidarity With Floyd George 'To Make The Events [In The U.S.] Get Bigger'

June 10, 2020

On June 9, 2020, Turkish news outlet Superhaber.tv reported that a Turkish hacker going by the name Emilyano Zapota had hacked a webpage belonging to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "seized the university website's entire database," and posted the emblem of the Spyhackerz hacking group, a Turkish flag, a message in solidarity with Floyd George, and a video reportedly showing Floyd's death in police custody on May 25, 2020. The Superhaber.tv report gave an image that included a URL ending in Mit.edu, a domain used by many MIT websites, and the phrase "Media in Transition," which is the name of a series of conferences that MIT has been hosting.

The hacker, speaking to the Superhaber.Tv, said: "The Massachusetts University [i.e., MIT] was our target because it is a large state university, it is seriously supported by the American government, and it is in the foreground. The purpose of our attack is that the United States exaggerates any ridiculous event in our country and places an embargo, it intervenes in events, and gets involved in the business of the Republic of Turkey. As a result of this, we made this happen, giving the George Floyd affair as a reason, and did this attack to make the events [in the U.S.] get bigger."

Source: Superhaber.tv, June 9, 2020.

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