Oct 10, 2007 : Turkish Hackers Target Swedish Sites

Oct 10, 2007 - Hackers in Turkey have attacked more than 5,000 Swedish websites in the last week with some of the attacks reportedly being linked to the Muslim community's discontent over a Swedish newspaper drawing that depicted the Prophet Muhammad's head on a dog's body.

According to reports, about 1,600 websites hosted by Web hosting provider Proinet and 3,800 sites hosted by another company have been targeted. A Proinet spokesman says hackers operating on a Turkish network have replaced some of the files on the sites with messages alluding to the drawing.

In one incident, the website of a children's cartoon called Bamse was replaced by a message saying Islam's prophet had been insulted.

The Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda published the inflammatory drawing by artist Lars Vilks in August, which triggered protests from Swedish Muslim groups and formal complaints from Muslim countries, including Pakistan and Iran. It even drew the attention of Iraqi insurgent leader, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who put a $100,000 bounty on Vilks' head.

Similar caricatures of the prophet, published in 2005 by a Danish newspaper and reprinted in other European newspapers, triggered furious street protests in Muslim countries because under Islamic law it is forbidden to create any depiction of the prophet, even favorable, in case it leads to idolatry.

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