opposition party social media accounts hacked

On January 31, 2020, several Musavat party social media accounts were targeted. According to the reports, the attack began 12.00 UTC time while most of the key party affiliates including page admins were attending commemoration ceremony, celebrating the birthday of the founder of Azerbaijan Republic, Mammad Amin Rasulzade.  According to preliminary reports five Facebook pages, […]

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political figure impersonated on various online platforms

On January 26, Azerbaijani politician, Gultekin Hajibeyli reported of two separate accounts impersonating her online. An Instagram profile claimed Hajibeyli was an escort woman, while a page on Facebook insinuated Hajibeyli was the mistress of other male politicians. Hajibeyli’s personal phone number was placed under the Instagram page which led to her receiving countless calls […]

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mass phishing attack against Azerbaijan civil society [updated]

On January 6, veteran human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev received an email from another human rights lawyer Rasul Jafarov. Aliyev, spotted something was not right and forwarded the email he received to Javarov’s real email.  This is not the first time, Jafarov is targeted. In 2017, the case was captured in detail by Amnesty International.  […]

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News website blocked in Azerbaijan (Qurium Forensics)

According to a forensic report released by Qurium on December 10, Gununsesi.org – an opposition website in Azerbaijan – it was possible to conclude that the website was blocked by means of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).

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Activist’s YouTube channel down

On December 5, Shakir Zade, Azerbaijani activist living abroad, reported his YouTube channel was taken down following requests made by Milli TV, Qanun TV and AnTV.

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Political leader’s Instagram page down

On December 1, Ali Karimli, leader of the opposition party Popular Front reported his personal Instagram profile, taken down by Instagram without any notification.

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Political figure Facebook page hacked

On November 9, 2019, political activist and public figure, Gultekin Hajibeyli realized her Facebook page where she had some 200,000 followers was hacked. Hajibeyli’s page contains information about her recent work, speaking engagements, and interviews.

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opposition movement facebook page hacked

Opposition movement D18 reported it’s Facebook page was hacked by unknown perpetrators. While the administrators realized they were no longer in control of the page, they were unable to prevent the loss in the number of page likes.

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internet connection down during political rally

Opposition movement D18 reported it’s Facebook page was hacked by unknown perpetrators. While the administrators realized they were no longer in control of the page, they were unable to prevent the loss in the number of page likes.

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telecom company temporary down

Azercell, the country’s biggest telecom company failed to explain why its subscribers did not have access to the Internet on October 16, 2019.

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