Internet users in Turkey now suffer from problems in accessing Google services, through the local telecommunications company Turk Telekom, and later it became clear that the reason was due to an electronic attack.
As of 15:00 local time (12:00 GMT), users of Turk Telecom began to talk about a problem in the Internet, especially in accessing Google services. When visiting Google sites and services, including YouTube, the search engine and email Gmail, a DNS error message appears for them.
About two hours later, the telecommunications company Turk Telecom issued a statement saying that it was under a cyberattack against the DNS. She said: “On Monday, January 20, 2020, there was a need to provide an explanation regarding the problems facing Internet access as part of our responsibility to inform our employees and stakeholders.” She added, “These disturbances of access are related to the cyber attack that many institutions and even countries in the world are subjected to, and this time, attacks are being launched on Turk Telecom’s DNS.”
As of 19:00 local time, some Google services, including the search engine, can be accessed, but as of this writing this news is still not possible to access services such as YouTube and email.
It is also noteworthy that the attack on Turk Telecom company has made it difficult to access other services, including social media.