Hackers identifying themselves as “AK Hacker” overtook the Agos Web site and put up an image of Ogun Samast, the alleged murderer of the former editor in chief of the daily, Hrant Dink. The image was accompanied by a text that criticized opposition to the ruling party and stated the act of hacking was “an action that will go on to spread like poison to others who oppose the current powers.”
The International Hrant Dink Foundation and the Art for Peace Foundation were also hacked around the same time. An official from the Hrant Dink foundation told the Hurriyet Daily News that they were uncertain if the site was attacked by the same hackers.
An attempt to view the Art for Peace Web site led to an error page bearing the same redirect address as the Agos Web site.
The note on the Agos site also made a chilling threat given the murder of Hrant Dink: “If you do not fix your reporting in the way we see fit, there will be new Ogun Samasts and new Hrant Dinks.”
We provide a translation of the complete text on the hacked site:
“You either love or you leave it. Or like the traitor Hrant, you die and disappear. You are you. You know yourself as much as we know you. You lived through what you deserved and it will continue as such. This act was taken on behalf of the Turkish flag, which is not on your Web site, and in the name of the Turkish Republic, will continue to spread like poison to others who oppose the current powers and everyone who opposes will be affected as such. If you do not change your articles and your words and your actions along the lines that we see fit, then there will be new Ogun Samasts and new Hrant Dinks. Thinking you’re smart is your biggest ignorance. Just as the traitors who have given up their Turkishness will one day be expelled from the borders of this country, Turkey will be cleansed thanks to the current powers in Turkey and all slander campaigns will be unsuccessful and inconclusive from now on. GAME OVER!;”Who are we?; Hate, loathsome, Mco, Mr. Bond ; Do you remember? ; Ak Hackers”