Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Syria Traffic Goes "Dark" As Country Disappears From Internet

While there have been no new military attacks on Syria since Sunday morning, something more peculiar happened in the past few hours, when according to Akamai and various other Internet traffic trackers, Syria has literally gone "dark", or, as Umbrella Security Labs describes it, as if "Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet."

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And in parallel news, we are hearing unconfirmed reports that mobile connections have been cut off as well.

Did Assad simply forget to pay his country's DNS (and cell) bill, or is this a preamble to putting Syria in the "dark" in advance of possible future military escalations?

We will provide updates as we see them.

-- Zero Hedge, h/t @911buff and @l0gg0l

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-07/syria-traffic-goes-dark-country-disappears-internet

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