Threatwatch

Free speech activists hack Turkish bank running soccer surveillance system

Network intrusion

Aktif Bank, the country’s largest privately owned investment bank, recently unveiled a controversial e-ticketing system for fans of the sport – typically people involved in anti-government protests.

To attend games, spectators now must carry a special card that requires submitting personal information. In addition, the ticketing system shows where each individual is seated.

Turkish hacktivist collective RedHack essentially sees this arrangement as a way for the government to keep an eye on everyone who owns a card.  For example, authorities can monitor those who chant anti-government slogans at games.

In protest of the debatably anti-protestor move, RedHack claims to have breached the systems of Aktif Bank.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

sector

Financial Services

reported

April 18, 2014

reported by

Softpedia

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Turkey

perpetrators

Hacktivists

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

April 2014

date breach detected

April 2014