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    The Syrian Electronic Army, also known as the Syrian Electronic Soldiers, is a collection of pro-government computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Using denial of service attacks, defacement, and other methods, it mainly targets political opposition groups and western websites, including news organizations and human rights groups. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is the first public, virtual army in the Arab world to openly launch cyber attacks on its opponents,[2] though the precise nature of its relationship with the Syrian government is debated.[3]
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    The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) launched its website in May 2011, stating that it was not officially allied with the government. Rather, its members asserted that they were merely patriotic young people who decided to use their skills to attack enemies of the Syrian government and those who spread "fabricated news" about the Syrian civil war.
    From inforwarmonitor.net (June, 2011):
    Denial of Service and the Syrian Hackers School

    The Syrian Electronic Army and other pro-regime groups have started what constitutes a virtual academy to recruit and educate sympathizers on how to use Denial of Service (DoS) software and computer exploitation and infiltration techniques. Earlier this month, the group posted an announcement on Facebook seeking recruits who speak different languages, and provided an email address for interested individuals to send details and time of availability (See Figure 10).
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    We acquired the DoS software “Bunder Fucker 1.0” from the links available on the SEA’s Facebook pages. The software’s interface indicates it is developed by a person known as Alex Izeld. The software is named after the Bandar bin Sultan, a prince of the Saudi royal family who had served as the Kingdom’s ambassador to the USA. The interface displays an image of Bandar bin Sultan beside an image of a donkey (an insulting combination in Arabic culture) as a logo (See Figure 11). Syrian local media have accused the Saudi prince of conspiring to destroy the country.

    The software targets four news websites: Al Jazeera (www.aljazeera.net), BBC News ( www.bbc.co.uk), Syrian satellite broadcaster Orient TV, (www.orient-tv.net), and Dubai-based al-Arabia TV (www.alarabiya.net). The group claims the four websites were targeted because they spread biased and hostile information about the protests in Syria.

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    by Hey338Too on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 03:40:59 PM PDT

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