Forty-two police were arrested yesterday as a part of the investigation into the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) in Istanbul on the charge of "membership with an armed terrorist group."
They were among the 44 Istanbul officers arrested earlier in the week as part of an investigation into ByLock users, an encrypted communication application that was used by FETÖ members for internal communication. The remaining two were released under judicial control.
Testimony from Gülenists in the bureaucracy detained after the July 15 putsch attempt pointed to the prevalence of app use. Prosecutors say ByLock was popular among Gülenists for secretive communications between 2013 and 2015, and after 2015, the terror cult turned to Eagle IM, which offers "256-bit end-to-end AES encryption" for its users, according to the app's description in Google Play Store. The app's developers also promise protection from "man-in-the-middle" attacks that consist of hacking into private two-way chats enabling a third-party to alter messages. Similarly, ByLock was offering an eight-digit password for users and highly secure encryption.
to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the
used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan
ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen