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[liberationtech] Renesys: Syrian Internet Is Off The Air

Morgan Marquis-Boire morgan.marquisboire at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 11:04:12 PST 2012


It's worth noting that as the Internet has returned to Syria, we've seen
renewed campaigns from the same networks in Syrian IP space that Renesys
mentioned as being implicated in malware delivery.  Details can be found in
an EFF blog post here:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/12/iinternet-back-in-syria-so-is-malware

(Thanks to John-Scott Railton for work on malware discovery)

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Morgan Marquis-Boire <
morgan.marquisboire at gmail.com> wrote:

> Note the following in the Renesys post:
> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2012/11/syria-off-the-air.shtml
>
> "Now, there are a few Syrian networks that are still connected to the
> Internet, still reachable by traceroutes, and indeed still hosting Syrian
> content. These are five networks that use Syrian-registered IP space, but
> the originator of the routes is actually Tata Communications. These are
> potentially offshore, rather than domestic, and perhaps not subject to
> whatever killswitch was thrown today within Syria.
>
> These five offshore survivors include the webservers that were implicated
> in the delivery of malware<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/05/fake-skype-encryption-tool-targeted-syrian-activists-promises-security-delivers>targeting Syrian activists in May of this year."
>
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:03 AM, Robert Guerra <rguerra at privaterra.org>wrote:
>
>> Rafal,
>>
>> Thanks for sharing.
>>
>> Anyway I can access the details - without - having to login to Facebook.
>>  Thanks!
>>
>> Robert
>>
>>
>> On 2012-11-29, at 10:03 AM, Rafal Rohozinski wrote:
>>
>> We are tracking and reporting the same.  Cell phone, electricity, and
>> landlines reported down in several cities.
>>
>> https://www.facebook.com/Syrian.DS
>>
>>
>>
>> On Nov 29, 2012, at 9:57 AM, Enrique Piraces <piracee at hrw.org> wrote:
>>
>>  http://www.renesys.com/blog/2012/11/syria-off-the-air.shtml<https://mail.hrw.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=45ae12e78cf34744aa70e4cd7ba7b5e2&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.renesys.com%2fblog%2f2012%2f11%2fsyria-off-the-air.shtml>
>>
>>  Is anyone else monitoring this?
>>
>>  Best,
>> Enrique Piraces
>> Human Rights Watch
>> https://www.hrw.org.org
>> https://www.twitter.com/epiraces
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