Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman was interviewed this week on the subject of Syria’s online conflict.
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The Citizen Lab is pleased to announce the publication of A Call to Harm: New Malware Attacks Against the Syrian Opposition. This research report by Morgan Marquis-Boire and John Scott-Railton examines two recent cyber attacks targeting the Syrian opposition: malware masquerading as the circumvention tool Freegate and a campaign masquerading as a call to arms by a pro-opposition cleric.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow John Scott-Railton and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire are featured in a New York Times piece on the Syrian Electronic Army.
Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman spoke to media this week about the Syrian Electronic Army and the latest hacking of the Associated Press’ verified Twitter account.
Source: Silicon Republic
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, appears to be the victim of a cyber attack by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.
Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman interviewed as part of the Perugia International Journalism Festival
Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman was interviewed in an article published as part of the Perugia International Journalism Festival on the activities of the Syrian Electronic Army.
Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was featured in BBC Arabic 4 Tech programme in a discussion about a collective of pro-Assad hackers and online activists, who call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army.
Director Ron Deibert joined Al Jazeera’s The Stream via Skype to talk about a collective of pro-Assad hackers and online activists, who call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army.
Read the article and watch the video here.
In this article, The Atlantic reports on the Syrian Electronic Army, an open and organized pro-government computer attack group that is operating with at least tacit support from the regime, who uses DDoS attacks, phishing scams, and other tricks to fight opposition activists online.
The Information Warfare Monitor (IWM), a research collaboration between the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and the SecDev Group, an operational think tank based in a Ottawa, Canada, has uncovered an attempt to lure pro-revolution Syrian Facebook users into providing their login credentials by using a fake URL and login page.