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Anonymous Declares War on Syrian Government Sites

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Hacking group blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for internet blackout.

With the Syrian government responsible for the country's recent internet blackout, as well as cutting all telephone lines and blocking flights, online hacking group Anonymous has announced a campaign against the government's websites hosted outside the region.

Anonymous stressed that it has carried out an "exhaustive analysis" of the blackout and came to a conclusion that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has interrupted both fiber-optic and coaxial cables going into Syria.

"Essentially, they have physically 'pulled the plug out of the wall,'" Anonymous said in a press release. "As we discovered in Egypt, where the dictator Mubarak did something similar -- this is not damage that can be easily or quickly repaired."

Branding the outage as a "desperate move by a dying regime," the infamous online hacktivist group confirmed it would commence a campaign at 6 p.m. PT titled"Operation Syria", which aims to remove all web assets belonging to Assad's government hosted outside the country.

The group said its first target would be all servers belonging to Syrian embassies, beginning with the embassy situated in China. "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," Anonymous said.

 

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    rozz , November 30, 2012 3:37 PM
    You know, for as extreme as these guys are... I like 'em :) 
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    hate machine , November 30, 2012 4:11 PM
    All they can do is DDOS sites because nearly all of the people in this group are 4chan script kiddies doing it for the lulz on /b/.
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    emad_ramlawi , November 30, 2012 3:59 PM
    It least there doing something
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    CTT , November 30, 2012 3:37 PM
    Who cares? Maybe if "Anonymous organizes worldwide relief operation via internet" and actually did something worthwhile with their time, as is their 15mins is up.
  • 21 Hide
    rozz , November 30, 2012 3:37 PM
    You know, for as extreme as these guys are... I like 'em :) 
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    axiler , November 30, 2012 3:39 PM
    Go figure.
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    COLGeek , November 30, 2012 3:42 PM
    This will result in absolutely nothing and is nothing more than an empty gesture.
  • 17 Hide
    emad_ramlawi , November 30, 2012 3:59 PM
    It least there doing something
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    hate machine , November 30, 2012 4:11 PM
    All they can do is DDOS sites because nearly all of the people in this group are 4chan script kiddies doing it for the lulz on /b/.
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    azraa , November 30, 2012 4:19 PM
    Yeah, whatever 'hate machine', you got it.
    Among those guys, the script kiddies, there are Anons that are actual programmers and network specialists. I respect the work they do. Its influence could be pretty much driven to a major scale if they decided to bypass other securities, like tv companies or news sites to spread their message. Information is a weapon.
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    husker , November 30, 2012 4:25 PM
    Whenever Anonymous announces anything, claims anything, or denies anything, how is anyone supposed to believe it is really them? How do we know they really exist? If I found a way to get some message into a media outlet without disclosing my true identity, couldn't I claim to be them?
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    mrmaia , November 30, 2012 4:29 PM
    LOL, as if they could actually do anything harmful.

    It'll be the standard Anonymous routine: they take a site down with a DDoS attack, it goes offline for a couple hours, media splashes "ANONYMOUS DID IT AGAIN" everywhere, they brag and it's over. Meh.
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    Anonymous , November 30, 2012 4:46 PM
    Funny, Anonymous is attacking a sovereign state non expansionist but leave in "peace" the only country who is messing with everyone and killing people with the approval of all..
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/30/israel-build-jewish-settlement-un-palestine


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    bllue , November 30, 2012 4:57 PM
    Lol
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    CTT , November 30, 2012 5:19 PM
    mrmaiaLOL, as if they could actually do anything harmful.It'll be the standard Anonymous routine: they take a site down with a DDoS attack, it goes offline for a couple hours, media splashes "ANONYMOUS DID IT AGAIN" everywhere, they brag and it's over. Meh.


    Pretty much. When was the last time a govt. was toppled via a DDOS attack by a group of self promoting ass-hats?
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    madjimms , November 30, 2012 5:44 PM
    I think for the most part Anonymous does not use TOO much force on US & European websites, because IF they got caught for anything they could get serious time. But when hacking a evil regime I don't think they have much to worry about, I mean what is the government going to do about it?
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    alidan , November 30, 2012 5:47 PM
    hate machineAll they can do is DDOS sites because since nearly almost all of the people in this group are 4chan script kiddies doing it for the lulz on /b/.


    yes much of them are script kiddies, but anon isnt an organization, its an idea
    not everyone comes from /b/
    and not everyone is strictly a script kiddie
    and when the ones who really want to screw things up act, thats when things will get interesting.

    sure, facebook and many other areas, they were targets, but how many people would be willing to go to jail to take it out for a day?

    wait till something happens they are willing to go to jail for and you will see the mind that the group has amassed.

    huskerWhenever Anonymous announces anything, claims anything, or denies anything, how is anyone supposed to believe it is really them? How do we know they really exist? If I found a way to get some message into a media outlet without disclosing my true identity, couldn't I claim to be them?


    they arent an organization... lulzsec was, but non anon.

    if i can best describe anon, it would be watch Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex

    like i said above, anonymous inst an organization, its an idea.

    hastenLOL!


    yea, take a look at lulzsec.
    they were a small group with a little skill

    imagine when something happens that members with real skill are willing to die for, people with real convictions.
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    chicofehr , November 30, 2012 5:59 PM
    The internet went down in Syria if you watch the news because of the war. So Anonymous has nothing to DDOS now. I'm sure they will still take credit for it anyway :) 
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    billgatez , November 30, 2012 6:54 PM
    Wasint anonymous orignaly calming they were the ones the brought down the internet in Syria?

    Anonymous is just a bunch of attention whore's. They will get behind anything in order to get attention from the media.
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    slabbo , November 30, 2012 7:13 PM
    the funny thing is, they don't have internet anymore, so what are they going to do? give them less internet? LMAO
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    K2N hater , November 30, 2012 7:55 PM
    slabbothe funny thing is, they don't have internet anymore, so what are they going to do? give them less internet? LMAO

    Egypt is pretty much Anonymous-proof right now.

    By the way, where are the UN now? Counting the deaths they could have prevented or just doing nothing as usual?
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    Hellbound , November 30, 2012 8:06 PM
    WTF is Anonymous going to do, turn their internet back on?
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