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Nagorno-karabakh clashes: Four-day war in cyberspace

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Samvel Gevorgyan
CEO, CYBER GATES
I cover cybercrime, privacy and security in digital form.

Activities in cyberspace during Four-day war (April, 2016).

Attack

April 2, 2016

Government & media

The hacker group “MMCA” (formerly known as Monte Melkonian Cyber Army) targets DoS/DDoS attacks on Azerbaijan government and media websites:

Internet Service Providers

The hacker group “MMCA” targets the largest Azerbaijan ISPs by renaming 50 public routers’ SSIDs to “Hacked by MMCA Armenian hacker”, including:

April 3, 2016

Social media

The hacker group “ACA” (formerly known as Armenian Cyber Army) hacks the official Twitter account of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Russia.

Media

The hacker group “MMCA” targets DoS/DDoS attacks on Azerbaijan media websites:

April 4, 2016

Military

The hacker group “MMCA” targets the Azerbaijan Military by leaking sensitive information of 25,000 Azerbaijani soldiers.

On the same day Armenian hacker group “MMCA” breaks into the official website of Azerbaijani customs, stealing highly confidential personal information of 5650 Azerbaijani citizens.

Media

The hacker group “MMCA” targets DoS/DDoS attacks on Azerbaijan media websites:

Another hacker group “TMCA” (formerly known as Tigran Mets Cyber Army) targets DoS/DDoS attacks on various websites, including:

April 5, 2016

Social media

The hacker group “MMCA” hacks the official Twitter account of the Azerbaijan soccer team.

Citizens

An unknown hacker posts online the identity data of some 50 million Turks, including what they said were details about the president and prime minister, after what is believed to be the biggest data breach seen in the country.

Defense

April 2, 2016

Government

The hacker group “TurkHackTeam” targets DoS/DDoS attacks on Armenian government websites:

April 3, 2016

Citizens

Unknown hackers create malicious Facebook app that adds an Armenian flag to your profile picture and silently uses your active session on Facebook to act behalf of you. Public awareness prevents any impacts.

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