Syrian army retakes palmyra from isis rt world news. Syrian troops said to recapture historic palmyra from isis. It was accompanied by a message critical of isis, a reference to the. Twitter punishes syrian electronic army syria news. The syrian electronic army is a group of hackers who support the. A hacker group called the syrian electronic army sea scared visitors to several news. Doj files charges against 3 syrian electronic army members.
This series of software are generally update programs of chatting. Working with a source who says he hacked into the seas servers this year, vice. Absolutely theyre identical twins and work hand in hand to achieve the same goal. Cyberattacks by the syrian electronic army prosyrian regime hackers. The syrian electronic army is taking credit for hacking and taking down the u. Syrian electronic army causes mayhem with twitter, web hacks. Syrian electronic army claims responsibility for hacking u. The syrian electronic army rose to notoriety throughout 20 after hacking. The syrian electronic army sea is the first public, virtual army in the arab world to openly launch cyber attacks on its opponents, though the precise nature of its relationship with the syrian government is debated. Syrian army and allies capture last isis stronghold the fall of the city marks another significant point in the fight against islamic state, which is now effectively wiped out. Syrian army troops kill isis, alnusra terrorists in homs province. The associated press news agency is the latest western news organisation to fall victim to the syrian electronic armys cyber war, with a false tweet about an. A brief guide to the syrian civil war the atlantic.
Syrian army has full control of metro damascus after isis. Isis has somehow gained access to a ransomware program which is reported to have come from their sworn enemies the syrian electronic army. The syrian arab army this afternoon broke the siege on deir ezzor city after its advancing forces arrived from the. Syrian electronic army hacks global websites including the. In a series of high profile hacks, syrian electronic army sea just a few minutes before took control twitter account and website of globalpost, a us based news agency. Beirut reuters syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of deir alzor on sunday, tightening the noose around islamic state, a syrian military source said. The syrian electronic army spokesperson also claimed that the group wasnt associated with ethical spectrum. The syrian civil war is arguably the worst humanitarian crisis since the second world war, with over a quarter million killed, roughly the same number wounded or missing, and half of syrias 22. In aleppo, us and saudibacked rebels targeted every syrian we were living in security and peace. Two isis commanders on friday joined forces with the free syrian army stationed on the border between syrias homs and deir ezzor provinces.
The proassad hacker group was extremely active just over a year ago, hacking the truecaller global phone directory, the support web site for the viber. Egypts syrian electronic army copycat claims first highprofile hack. The image in this post published on a facebook page that covers syaaf news. Syrian electronic army has caused all sorts of trouble since its emergence at the turn of this decade including an attack on forbes, amongst. This presents an interesting security dilemma for media organizations and their. The vast majority of syrian military equipment was soviet manufactured but the organization and military doctrine of the armed forces followed a mix of french and western influences as the soviet union closely guarded its operational principles and never shared them with client states. The syrian electronic army sea sprang up in 2011 at the beginning of the antiassad revolution. Syria takes down syrian electronic army the organization that regulates the countrys domain names has stopped hosting seas websites on its servers. On its website, the syrian electronic army says it was created in 2011 when the arab and western media started their bias in favor of terrorist groups that have killed civilians, the syrian arab. Arab and kurdish fighters from the usbacked syrian democratic forces continued their advance on manbij in northern syria on wednesday, after their initial attack ran into heavy resistance over the weekend.
The syrian electronic army, an informal network of hackers who wage cyberwar in support of the syrian government and president bashar alassad, have found yet another way to. Special forces kill isis fighters, repel attack in syria. Syrian army and allies capture last isis stronghold. Shortly before midnight, isis unleashed four suicide bombers upon government strong points south of the aleppo supply route while hayat tahrir alsham hts and free syrian army fsa factions pounded the northern axis of the road with missiles and artillery shells simultaneously, thereby providing direct fire support for the islamic state. Syrian army claims it has broken yearslong isis siege on deir ezzor. The syrian army aims, primarily, at separating hajar alaswad from the yarmouk refugee camp. Syrian army metal sleeve patch with wreath and crossed rifles. Syrian army repelling hts and isis attacks in eastern idlib.
Special forces helped repel an isis attack on a military base in southern syria on saturday and killed all the isis fighters, two u. The syrian electronic army has been in the news a lot lately in more ways than one. But can the syrian conflict truly be called a cyberwar. There are a few things that most people will notice when comparing isis to fsa. Syrian army has full control of metro damascus after isis ouster last jihadists evacuated from yarmouk refugee camp jason ditz posted on may 21, 2018 categories news tags isis, syria. Egypts syrian electronic army copycat claims first high. As of 2011 the sea has been the first arab country to have a public internet army hosted on its national networks to openly launch cyber attacks on its enemies. What is the difference between free syrian army and isis. After the attack on outbrain last week, and the recent attack on sharethis, it has become clear that the syrian electronic army has turned to focus not just on media organizations themselves, but also any thirdparty that media organizations use to load web content. Syrias army says it has defeated isis business insider. Service uniforms for syrian officers generally follow the british style, although army combat clothing follows the soviet model. Drone footage from the russian state tv channel rossiya 24 showed the ancient.
Its baseless to say the fsa is a group of defected syrian troops, thats only for western masses to buy. Theres a new hacking group in cyberspace, and its going after the islamic states online propaganda. Meanwhile, the army inflicted heavy losses on alnusra front in ezzeddin village and. Small numbers is all i can say, said a syrian army commander of. Syrian army metal sleeve patch with wreath and flame. A claimed cyber attack by the syrian electronic army prosyrian regime hackers on the new york times sparks more questions about the group. The prohacker group, very well known as syrian electronic army sea aligned with president bashar alassad, had recently taken down forbes website, sending a reminder to the international community that cyber warfare is alive and well, and this time the group has targeted u. The syrian electronic army announced on its twitter feed that it had hacked. Syrian president bashar assad said the victory proves the success of the armys strategy in combating terrorism. In aleppo, us and saudibacked rebels targeted every syrian. The syrian army killed isis minister of war among other senior figures in the group in operations east of the northern city of aleppo.
The syrian electronic army is the first arab organization to set up a public. Peter romar, affiliated with syrian electronic army sea, pleaded guilty to charges of hacking, conspiring to receive extortion proceeds. Syrian electronic army hackers deface western news sites. The syrian electronic army, also known as the syrian electronic soldiers, is a collection of progovernment computer hackers aligned with syrian president bashar alassad. Syrian electronic army is an organized hacking group loyal to the syrian president bashar al. As isis role in syria wanes, other conflicts take the stage. Syrian electronic army tweet confirming the suspension of one of their accounts. Their ultimate goal and theyve said it quite clearly is the destruction of western society so the fact theyre going to. Syrian hacking group places popup message on websites bbc. Finally we have a firsthand published report from the unit that the us attacked in deir ezzor, and confirming what we have long said, that part of the sdf is dressed up as isis for when they are fighting the saa. The syrian regime is backed by the syrian electronic army, the u. The advance was achieved following heavy and nonstop clashes with isis jihadists. The account had 17,365 tweets and 11,720 followers when it was closed. Syrias isis hunters reveal details of us deir ezzor.
Several tunnels, barricades and trenches were destroyed in the process. Armys public website has been taken offline after hackers compromised the site on monday. Isis commander mahmoud alfaraj, together with ghassan. The predominantly arab force spearheading the attack suffered more than 100 wounded and a dozen killed, according to colonel christopher garver, spokesman for operation inherent resolve. As isis role in syria wanes, other conflicts take the stage americanbacked forces have largely driven the islamic state from raqqa, above. Syrian army repelling hts and isis attacks in eastern idlib south front. According to defectors from inside its ranks, the group moved last year from damascus to. Last week, less than 24 hours after isis social media. On twitter, the syrian electronic army sea took credit for the attack. Syrian army claims it has broken yearslong isis siege on.
Syrian man affiliated with syrian electronic army pleads. These areas are being targeted, they want to force us to leave. The liberation of the historic city of palmyra today is an important achievement and another indication of the success of the strategy pursued by the syrian army and its allies in the war against terrorism, he told a french delegation on sunday, according to syrian tv. A cyber attack by syrian electronic army may be assads. The syrian electronic army hacked into harvard universitys homepage, replacing photos on the website with an image of assad and the words syrian electronic army were here. The syrian forces also targeted isis command posts in alantabli farm, the vicinity of shaer oil field, the palmyra triangle and rahoum in the eastern part of homs province. Syrian electronic army posts hacking message on several news. The syrian electronic army sea is the first public, virtual army in the arab world to openly launch cyber attacks on its opponents, though the precise nature of its relationship with the syrian. It looks like assad has decided to use syrian arab air force syaaf mig29 aircraft to attack rebel forces in syria. The attack, which is directed at australia this time, was detected by international cybercrime company checkpoint threatcloud. A closer look at the syrian electronic army slashdot.493 1249 1359 156 903 161 1532 453 810 1362 988 1293 777 1160 499 1018 1035 627 85 42 750 174 1564 838 756 1336 94 1544 1482 1193 365 980 1342 701 725 1373 997 1056 763 572 455