#OpSyria What is it and Why is it being done

opsyria1 Over the past few days anonymous hacktivist have been focusing on Syria a lot after the government thought it would be a good idea to prevent any outside communications by disabling the Internet. Well that failed and anonymous hacktivist working along side telecomix have helped keep Syria online with a constant stream of news coming out. The attacks were started on November 29th and its not the first time Syria has had a operation against it by hackers from around the world back in february we seen hacker @s3erverexe go on a rampage in the name of Opsyria. So far the cyber attacks side of things has been fairly quite so far with only a few minor breaches and defacements happening. Anonymous has released a video and press release statement as well as a information document which is all aimed at helping explain what this operation is, why this operation is in full swing and what they plan to do within this operation. In the press release anonymous call for a complete cyber attack on Syrian government systems all around the world. The target has been set as "Anything Belonging To The Assad Regime Inside Or Outside Of Syria". Follow all attacks for OpSyria on the main operation website Help. updates and information on pastebin. Official press release for OpSyria Anonymous Operation Syria - Press Release Thursday - November 29, 2012 7:00 PM ET USA Greetings World -- Today, at precisely 10:30 AM ET all Internet traffic into and out of Syria ceased. Within a half hour of this sudden shut down, the PBX land-lines were degraded by 90% and Mobile connectivity was degraded by 75%. The nation of Syria has gone dark. And Anonymous knows all to well what happens in the dark places. https://localleaks.me/plf/images/SyriaInternet.png Anonymous has done an exhaustive analysis of the Internet shut-down in Syria and we have concluded that the Syrian regime has physically severed the fiber-optic and coaxial cables coming into Syria. Essentially, they have physically "pulled the plug out of the wall". As we discovered in Egypt, where the dictator Mubarak did something similar - this is not damage that can be easily or quickly repaired. Fortunately, Anonymous has been working with Syrian activists for well over a year in anticipation of this moment. We produced and disseminated the Syrian Care Package - https://bit.ly/Wxx0ev and there are emergency independent media centers already set up in every city of Syria. Activists and independent journalists in Syria will be able to utilize these media centers to get news and media out of Syria, and Anonymous will assist in propagating that media to the world. Anonymous will keep open the lines of telecommunication with the free Syrian people. We will be the voice of the voiceless in Syria. "When your government shuts down the Internet, shut down your government." ~~ Anonymous Egypt Anonymous will NOT allow this massive violation of the human rights of the free Syrian people go un-punished. We feel this is a desperate move by a dying regime, one that has slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent civilians. Beginning at 9:00 PM ET USA Anonymous will begin removing from the Internet all web assets belonging to the Assad regime that are NOT hosted in Syria. We will begin with the websites and servers belonging to ALL Syrian Embassies abroad, which we will begin systematically removing from the Internet tonight. Our first target will be the website of the Syrian Embassy of in China: syria.org.cn - we encourage the media to follow the Twitter account @OpSyriaIRC for announcements on take-downs, defacements, data dumps, E-Mail bombs and black fax attacks. By turning off the Internet in Syria, the butcher Assad has shown that the time has come for Anonymous to remove the last vestiges of his evil government from the Internet. Soon, his people will remove him from this world. Let the final battle for a free Syria begin.... We Are Anonymous We Are Legion We Do Not Forgive We Do Not Forget Bashar Assad, your turn has come - EXPECT US source of press release

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Information Security Data Analyst, Investigative Journalist, Technology Lover, Mechanic.

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