Pro-Erdoğan group hacks Twitter accounts of EU Commissioner Hahn, former NATO head

The Twitter accounts of European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn and NATO’s former Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen were taken over by Turkish hacker group Ayyıldız over the weekend.

The hackers posted pro-Erdoğan tweets from both accounts. “I want to make a confession! We knew that the coup was going to take place on July 15th. But we haven’t to help Turkey. That is why NATO must apologize to Mr. Erdogan,” the group tweeted through Rasmussen’s account.

Meanwhile, the group posted on Hahn’s account: “In Turkey, it will be held on June 24, I wish success to Cumhur Alliance in the presidential election. Achievements.”

Hahn’s account was recovered, while Rasmussen’s was still under the hackers’ control at the time of writing.

Earlier, the same group hacked the social media accounts of US TV hosts Greta Van Susteren and Eric Bolling as well as that of German magazine Der Spiegel’s editor-in-chief, Klaus Brinkbäumer. (

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