For more than 24 hours, Internet access has been disabled for nearly all of Syria. Anonymous has renewed its attack on Syrian government websites.

By Mathew J. Schwartz  InformationWeek
November 30, 2012 10:57 AM

The government of Syria Thursday apparently hit a “kill switch” for the country’s Internet, and more than 24 hours later, the country’s broadband Internet connections remained offline. In addition, many of the country’s private branch exchange (PBX) telephone networks and mobile networks were also offline.

“Starting at 10:26 UTC on Thursday, 29 November (12:26pm in Damascus), Syria’s international Internet connectivity shut down,” according to a report published by Internet intelligence firm Renesys. “In the global routing table, all 84 of Syria’s IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the Internet.”

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