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Anonymous Goes on Warpath Against Syrian Government

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | about a year ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "On Thursday, the state-run Syrian Telecommunications Establishment flipped the virtual switch and killed Internet access within the nation. Shortly after that act, Anonymous flipped their collective lids and started targeting the Internet properties of the Syrian government and pro-government supporters in retaliation.

After the outage was confirmed, it wasn’t long before Anonymous, under OpSyria, entered the conflict.

At 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Anonymous started removing all of the Syrian Government’s Internet properties that remained online after the nation’s Web access was severed. The coordinated effort targeted government domains, as well as domains ran by pro-government sympathizers. It wasn’t long before domains were either taken down via DDoS, or defaced and rendered useless.

As of 01:00 a.m. EST, the conflict and bloodshed on the streets in Syria has added a new front, the Internet, and Anonymous doesn’t appear to be running out of steam."

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