Syria’s national defence forces take the battle to cyberspace

الموضوع في 'أخر أخبار سوريا' بواسطة سوريا اليوم, بتاريخ ‏6 أكتوبر 2013.

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    A new player has emerged in Syria’s cyber war: The Electronic National
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    Defence Forces (ENDF).
    The group claims to be the electronic wing of the
    regime’s recently created paramilitary group, The National Defence Forces.
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    While the group has been active for only one month, it has already hacked at
    least 19 Syrian Facebook fan pages and one personal account.
    In recent months, a new trend has surfaced in Syria’s cyber war: the appear
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    ance of hacker groups openly affiliated with militant groups.
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    Previously, most
    hacker groups publicly distanced themselves from on-the-ground entities. The
    Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), for example, has always denied any links to the
    Syrian government.
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    As this note was going to press, it appears that the ENDF Facebook page has been taken down.
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    According to an unidentified Syrian official quoted by Russia Today (Arabic) The National Defence Army/
    Forces were established in early 2013. The official stated “The National Defence Forces will be composed of
    the existing People’s Committees and new members who have already done their military services in the Syrian
    Army.” See:
    The Syrian Regime Attempts to Form “A National Defence Army” to Protect Neighborhoods from
    Armed Groups.
    18 January 2013.
    http://bit.ly/1g9Vbtj.
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    In June 2013, the Jabhat al-Nusra Electronic Army announced their existence on Facebook (
    https://www.face
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    book.com/ArmySyHacker
    ). The same month, Ahar al-Sham, a major opposition militant group, also announced
    the creation of an electronic wing known as the Ahrar al-Sham Technical Office
    (
    https://www.facebook.com/
    Ahraralsham.Technical.Center
    ).
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    “We are a group of young Syrian people which don’t have any government affiliation.” Syrian Electronic Army.
    17 September 2013.
    http://sea.sy/article/id/190/ar
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