Owners of hacked computers will be punished, says official

Wow. Look at this news from Turkey:

Computer users whose computers are hacked by Anonymous, an international group of hackers that has vowed to attack government websites in protest of an Internet filter system the government plans to introduce in late August, will be held legally accountable for the use of their computers in the attack, an official at the Ministry of Transportation and Communication has said.

Head of the Internet Council, a part of the ministry, Serhat Özeren, said on Tuesday that if a user’s IP address is detected as having been used in an Anonymous attack, they will be held responsible. Özeren warned users to take computer safety measures, including password protection for Wi-Fi modems and updating the latest security software and installing firewalls to protect their computers from hacker intervention.

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