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Syrian Electric Army (SEA) Delivers Cyber Attacks to Defend President Bashar al-
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Colleagues, while the SEA does not have the statute of their counterparts in Russia, Iran or North Korea, it represents a formidable cyber warfare threat to opponents of Bashar al-Assad including the US, Israel and Western European nations. In fact three of its members have made their way onto the US FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List. The group gained initial attention in 2011 and since then has conducted attacks with ideological motives. Their tactics include DDoS attacks, DNS hijacking, launching fraudulent fabricating Facebook and YouTube sites, spear-phishing and Web site defacement. The rampant civil war in Syrian combined with the presence of US and NATO forces has served to fuel the fire for SEA. They are behind the defacement of the US Army’s public web site, a hack of the LinkedIn portal and the RSA (Security) Conference site. Bottom line: Although SEA does not have the prowess of its tier 1 peers in North Korean, Iran and Russia, it must be taken seriously and we support all appropriate proactive counter-measures to undermine this cyber enemy. Comment and subscribe today! Lawrence, Cyber Security Defender
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