32 suspected Anonymous hackers arrested in Turkey

Following the arrest of three Anonymous hackers in Spain, Turkish police has conducted raids in 12 different provinces and arrested 32 suspected members of the hacking community. The people arrested are suspected of conducting DDoS attacks against Turkish telecom regulators and for hacking the election board website days before the latest Turkish election. This is reported by International Business Times.

Apparently, the motive for the attacks was concerns that the Turkish government was blocking or monitoring certain websites. Last week Anonymous posted the following on its website: “Over the last few years, we have seen how the Turkish government has tightened its grip on the internet. Accessing and participating in the free flow of information is a basic human right. Anonymous will not stand by while the Turkish government violates this right.”

This came after widely protested plans to implement an internet filtering system in the country.

Anonymous hackers have in the past conducted politically motivated attacks against websites in Iran, Tunisia, and Egypt.