December 24, many Turkish banks were attacked by hackers. The newspaper Hurriyet wrote that already two weeks different sites of the country had been subjected to attacks in the cyber space.
The result was limited access to the online services of several Turkish banks, including Ziraat Bank, Garanti Bakasi Is and. Sources in banking sector said that hackers are unable to hack into computer systems and was limited by the increase of traffic to make it harder for users to access the websites of the banks.
Internet service provider Türk Telekom reported that it too was attacked, but have taken measures to protect against such threats. The company said that it expected a large attack both from within Turkey and from abroad.
Turkish media suspect that some hackers could make Russia on the background of acute crisis in bilateral relations. In addition, some DDOS attacks have claimed responsibility by the group Anonymous, accused the Turkish government in support of the terrorist organization «Islamic state».