Hackers access email accounts in Turkish PM Erdogan's office

ANKARA Wed Jun 5, 2013 5:46am EDT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Hackers said on Wednesday they had attacked Turkish government systems and obtained confidential details of staff in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office in support of days of anti-government protest.

A source in Erdogan's office confirmed that staff email accounts had come under a phishing attack but said those affected had been cut off from the network.

The activists, calling themselves Anonymous Turkey, said in a statement released via Twitter they had not released any phone numbers and would only share email passwords linked to accounts with no classified information.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Janet Lawrence)