Friday, December 27, 2013

Cyber War in Syria Is Accelerating, Study Says

Cyber War in Syria Is Accelerating, Study Says


Pro-Assad hackers in civil war–torn Syria are targeting military opponents using increasingly sophisticated malware and social engineering attacks, a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Citizen Lab revealed.

Internet-based attacks by supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were observed as early as 2011. According to the report's findings, the hackers used a combination of social media manipulation, malware, and remote-access devices in order to trick opposition fighters into giving them access to their computers. With this access they can surveil and manipulate the opposition forces. Read more...

More about Malware, Internet Security, Cybersecurity, Syria, and Bashar Al Assad

Original Article:

Elyssa D. Durant. Ed.M.
Research &  Policy Analyst

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