Anonymous hacks Syrian government web site

The hacker group Anonymous has been busy in the last few weeks and now the group has decided to take a political message to the people of Syria. The News.com web site is reporting that Syria's Ministry of Defense site has been hacked and defaced with the now familiar Anonymous logo. The hacker group also added a message calling for the Syrian people to remove its current President Bashar al-Assad. The Ministry of Defense site is currently not online as of this writing.

The message, which was written in both English and Arabic, was supportive of the people of Syria seeking to bring the current president down, saying, "The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side -- tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become." There was also a separate message directed to the military of the country, saying, "You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done."

Members of both Anonymous and LulzSec have been busy with cyber attacks on other web sites. One example was made a few days ago when a massive 10 GB data dump of info from "over 70 law enforcement agencies"  was released. The groups involved claimed that the info in the data dump was "sure to embarass, discredit and incriminate police officers across the US."

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I read on another website that after anonymous did this, that they had their own website hacked by hackers... Again.

http://tnw.to/1AIC6

Like I said, they are hypocrites, and that includes anything about security.

Sending messages to any government that is oppressive is a good thing. The way in which Anon goes about it, could use a bit of tweaking. For example, I am completely for Anon sending a visual message to the Syrian people (seeing as most other platforms would be censored quite heavily). However, I am against them releasing data that puts innocent lives in jeopardy (the release they did last week).

Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this, idk.

Move along people, it has now just become a cry for attention... Anonymous... you are boring now, old news... no one cares anymore

CoMMo said,

No, the Arabic matches the English. I looked up the mirror site, pulled the source and copied and pasted it into Google Translate. See this screenshot: http://adams-family.homeip.net...syrian_hack_translation.png

Here's the source I analyzed if the mirror site goes down. You may have to download it and view it in a text editor for the Arabic text to display properly, because for me Google Chrome doesn't display it in the text file, but opening the same file with gedit displays the Arabic characters. http://adams-family.homeip.net...ents/syrian_hack_source.txt

""You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason."

Sucks to be a non-elderly adult male.

Doli said,
Sucks to be a non-elderly adult male.
If you're a non-elderly adult male, then you are the army, and they are talking to you

So they care about human rights in this, yet have no problem screwing everyone else over by releasing everyone's logins and passwords, credit card numbers, ss#'s, etc.

They are hypocrites.