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Asian College of Journalism Website Hacked by ‘Turkish’ Group

The motive of the hack, and the origins of the culprits remains unclear.

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The website of Chennai-based Asian School of Journalism (ACJ) was hacked late on 16 November, Thursday. Following the hack, there emerged multiple messages on the website in what seemed to be Turkish. There were also images of the Turkish flag, wolves and soldiers. A song titled Sehit by Turkish artist Murat Evgin began playing as soon as the website opened.

The motive of the hack, and the origins of the culprits remains unclear.

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The messages on the website claimed that the breach was done by a group that calls itself Ayyildiz Tim.

A cursory translation on Google says one of the messages read "Martyr sleeps comfortably... we are the waiters of vatan." While another message roughly translated to "My name is Muslim... Im surname Turkish (sic)."

Much like the text on the website – "Martyr or downy soldier" – the reason behind Turkish hackers breaking into an Indian college’s website did not make sense.

Here are a series of images that flashed on the website, which had still not been recovered when this report was last updated.

The motive of the hack, and the origins of the culprits remains unclear.
The motive of the hack, and the origins of the culprits remains unclear.
The motive of the hack, and the origins of the culprits remains unclear.

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