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Syrian Internet blacked out for more than 8 hours
It’s the second time in just over a week this has happened, and at least the fifth time since 2011.
Syria’s Internet went completely dark yet again Wednesday morning.
It’s the second time in just over a week this has happened, and at least the fifth time since 2011. This time, it lasted eight and a half hours.
“Syrian Internet down again since [3:00 A.M. EST] (10:00 Damascus time), Wednesday, 15 May 2013,” reported Internet tracking firm Renesys. Eight hours and 25 minutes later, the firm reported that service was restored.
The state-sponsored Syrian Arab News Agency has confirmed the blackout, and quoted a Syrian Telecommunication Company official as saying “Repair and maintenance technical workshops of the Company are working to fix the breakdown.”
One Renesys employee noticed that the timing of the blackout was suspicious. The United Nations is expected to formally support Syrian rebels, embroiled in a civil war with rebels, on Wednesday.
A former senior politics reporter for the Daily Dot, Kevin Collier focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and issues of importance to the open internet. Since leaving the Daily Dot in March 2016, he has served as a reporter for Vocativ and a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed.