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Turkish hackers claim credit for Library of Congress attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 21, 2016 in Industry News

A hacking group called the Turk Hack Team is taking credit for a shutdown of the Library of Congress website and hosted systems including, the Copyright Office, Congressional Research Service and other sites.

The group claimed credit on an online message board where users go for updates on the availability of websites.

The attack was launched July 17, in the midst of Turkey’s response to the military coup targeting the elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Prominent Turkish officials have accused the U.S. of fomenting the coup; Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern denial of such accusations.


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