Syria experienced a significant drop in traffic starting on Tuesday evening, prompting speculation of an Internet blackout in the region, according to Umbrella Security Labs.
The predictive security research firm reported that OpenDNS resolvers saw a sharp drop in both inbound and outbound traffic from the war-torn country starting at approximately 6:45PM UTC.
In more direct terms, researchers remarked, "on closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet."
Syria has repeatedly experienced Internet "blackouts" over the course. Some of the incidents have been brief ( ).
Back in November, the blackout lasted, effectively cutting off the nation .
In that case, both sides pointed fingers at each other as to whom was responsible. The regime of president Bashar al-Assad claimed that terrorists were "cutting cables."
But internet monitoring firm Renesys retorted the way in which Syria came back online suggested otherwise, but refrained from an accusation based on a lack of proper data.
Chart via Umbrella Security Labs