Greece hires 80 new hackers as cyberwar with Turkey intensifies

Paul Antonopoulos reports:

Greece’s National Intelligence Service has hired 80 new hackers at a time when the cyberwar with Turkish hackers has intensified, Ethnos reported.

The last time hackers were recruited was in 2009, but now “new blood” is considered necessary for the renewal of staff.

In January, Turkish hackers breached security systems and hacked the websites of the Greek Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister’s website, prompting for immediate security upgrades.

Last week however, Turkish hackers initiated a new cyber war when they brought down the website of a small municipality of only 30,000 people called Chalkidona in the Thessaloniki regional unit. Ayyidiz Tim, the “cyber soldier of Turkey,” took responsibility for the cyber attack.

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