Anonymous defaces Syrian Defence site

Summary:The Syrian Ministry of Defence appears to have become Anonymous' latest victim after the hacktivist group today plastered anti-government messages all over the ministry's front page.

The Syrian Ministry of Defence appears to have become Anonymous' latest victim after the hacktivist group today plastered anti-government messages all over the ministry's front page.

Syrian MoD

Anonymous defaces the Syrian Ministry of Defence.
(Credit: Screenshot by Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

Anonymous' "infamous" character, with a background of the Syrian flag, showed instead of the ministry's website, complete with an anti-government message and a roll of YouTube videos of alleged military brutality.

The anti-government message which is also cross-posted in Arabic reads:

To the Syrian people: 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. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime's brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next. To the Syrian military: 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. Defend your country — rise up against the regime!

— Anonymous

Bashar Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, recently came under fire in the international community for the deaths of hundreds of anti-government protesters in the country. The United Nations Security Council and several other Arab countries have denounced his actions.

This most recent site defacement comes after Anonymous threats and attacks against NATO, the US Federal Reserve and the Australian Parliament House.

Topics: Government, Government : AU, Security

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