Syria's Digital Conflict
As the United States determines its response to the escalating conflict in Syria, cyberspace is playing a larger role than it has in the past. The Pentagon is bracing for more attacks by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacktivist group backing the Syrian government. And a U.S. response may very well involve cyber offenses, as well.
August 13, 2014 In a new interview, the fugitive leaker claims the spy agency accidentally took down Syria’s Internet during its prolonged civil war.
October 28, 2013 Pro-regime hackers say the U.S. president's terrorism capabilities 'are quite high.'
October 23, 2013 Experts gauge the damage the group could cause.
September 3, 2013 Software protects against phishing scams.
September 3, 2013 Pro-regime hacktivists apparently redirected visitors to a letter urging troops not to strike.
August 30, 2013 U.S. intel report relies heavily on messages from the public and on videos to overcome America's credibility problem.
August 28, 2013 Unlike previous attacks by the SEA, it seems more likely that this time, the SEA didn’t manage to filch passwords from anyone within the Times itself.
July 2, 2013 A new service provides an alert system for SCUDs fired by the Syrian government. Assad is already trying to take it down.
June 14, 2013 Broadcasting Board of Governors showcases tech to bypass foreign censors.
May 15, 2013 For the second time in as many weeks, the Internet usage in Syria disappeared mysteriously.
May 13, 2013 ‘Bioscavenger’ agent won’t be fielded for six years.
May 8, 2013 The Commotion project also kept some Brooklynites online during Hurricane Sandy when larger Internet providers were overloaded.
April 23, 2013 Human error is often at fault for these events.
March 19, 2013 Opposition forces and the Syrian regime agree that there was an attack in the dangerous Aleppo province involving chemical weapons.
March 1, 2013 Qatar Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are the newest frontier for the conflict.
February 26, 2013 The account is an odd choice for a hack, since the account has about 3,600 followers.
February 6, 2013 Four other Patriot batteries supplied by the Netherlands and Germany are already operating under NATO command and control in the nation's southwest.
January 23, 2013 Reports suggest the Assad regime has already crossed Obama's "red line," an offense offensive enough to spur a U.S. military intervention.
January 15, 2013 Experts have suggested the Bashar Assad regime might have amassed up to 50 metric tons of the substance.
December 28, 2012 Get ready for another turbulent year.
December 17, 2012 The Pentagon has drafted up several plans for how to deal with different scenarios involving the weapons.
December 10, 2012 The Sham II was assembled out of spare parts over the course of a month/
December 3, 2012 Good news for the U.S. is really bad news for Syria. And Libya. And ... Greenland.
November 30, 2012 The Syrian government claims that terrorists have cut the major cables supplying internet connections to the country.
November 29, 2012 More than 90 percent of the networks in the country are out.
November 1, 2012 Iran and the United States are squaring off in a life-or-death battle for information.
September 27, 2012 A message was sent out to phones across the country on reportedly the bloodiest day of Syria's 18-month civil war.