Anonymous Caucasus claims cyber attack on Syrian ministry
Source: Flash Critic
A Russian Islamist hacker group that calls itself “Anonymous Caucasus” has claimed a cyber attack on the Syrian Ministry of Information.
According to a Tweet from Feb. 12, the group stated that “Syrian Ministry of Information website http://www.moi.gov.sy/ TANGO DOWN!”
The Syrian government site remained inactive as of Feb. 15.
Anonymous Caucasus earlier had announced it planned to wage cyber warfare against Moscow for its hosting of the Olympic Winter games in Sochi, near the restive North Caucasus.
The group said it was opposing the games because it is being held in the “land of the Circassians,” a state in the North Caucasus where most of the population was expelled during a conflict with Russia during the 18th centruy. Its people have charged they were victims of Russian genocide.
The formal name of the hacker group is Anonymous Caucasus, Electronic Army of the Caucasus Emirate.
The group claimed in early February that it conducted hackers attacks on more than 700 Russian websites, including the official website of the Sochi Olympics.