Syria: Official Websites Under Anonymous Attack

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

Official websites in every major Syrian city (link contains mirrors of the sites) have been hacked, as part of hacktivists Anonymous’ Operation Syria. On Twitter, netizens are exchanging screen grabs and views under the hashtag #OpSyria

Anonymous has replaced the home pages of official Syrian websites with an interactive map of Syria, showing the names, ages and date of deaths of victims of the Syrian regime since the protests started in March.

Freedom of speech activist and Global Voices contributor Jillian York reports:

@jilliancyork: Anonymous hacks Syrian city websites, offers safety tips for Syrian Internet users:,

Nader, who describes himself as an Arab who grew up in Beirut, notes:

@DarthNader: Every major city's website in Syria is now down due to being hacked by Anonymous

AProudSyrian further explains:

@AProudSyrian: 2316 Reasons why Assad is finished, #OpSyria leaves Government websites with a message #anonymous #opsyria #Syria

A screen grab of the Tartous city defaced website

A screen grab of the Tartous city defaced website

The figure 2,316 commemorates the number of Syrians killed by the Syrian regime since anti-Assad protests started in Syria in March. The victims’ names, ages and dates of death appear as you hover over the map of Syria.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

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