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Anonymous hacks Syrian President's email, reveals weak password

By Leeky · 14 replies
Feb 8, 2012
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  1. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing increased pressure from world leaders to step down, became Anonymous' latest target after the hacktivist group leaked his email account and reveled his…

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  2. I wouldn't consider myself being a hacker if the "password" would be 123456 or similar.
  3. I wander if this is real.
  4. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Dear lord I hope this is real. Finally ANON is taking an interest in a situation that needs their particular form of hacktivism. Im sure they have other info on Syria as well. The ppl of Syria need ANON to help get the FULL story out about what is going on there. In this instance I applaude ANON. Maybe there was a change in the "leadership" of ANON. Maybe they have moved away from pranks to actual intellegence gathering.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    thats so cool...
    go go Annon...

  6. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 188   +11

    "Syria doesn't have a policy to torture people, unlike the USA"

    Yes I'm sure Syria's government doesn't beat or torture people.
  7. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    The point is that torture is discouraged by the syrian police. if it ever does happen, it has to be done 'off the books'. unlike america where police are legally allowed to pepper spray innocent people under their own discretion.
  8. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    +1 - Totally Agree. In America, they've got the right to do so, but in Syria, despite whether it happens or not, It is definitely not legal...
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,565   +551

    To be fair USA policemen do not train in torture. I am ashamed to admit the military does, well im more ashamed they openly admit to it. Every military tortures on some level but making it publicly known as part of training is foolish. By the way its not our soldiers its like the CIA who tortures.It is not part of USA regular military training. Men in black coats with insanely high clearance march in take over.

    p.s. I support occupy wall street but when the park closes you leave or get pepper sprayed, a lot of other places in the world might just put a bullet in your head. Pepper spraying people who are breaking the law and refuse to comply is not torture.
  10. I wondered the same thing. After all, most of this information only serves to bolster Assad's previous statements regarding the killing of his people. Takes swipes at the West, runs contrary to what most of the worlds media has been reporting and almost seems to try and vent some civil unrest by claiming that some "mistakes were made" by security forces regarding the first protests.

    The guy is facing a crisis and he lost what..a few email passwords and addresses? Pretty cheap price for a good shot at some disinformation. Perhaps more has been gleaned from this leak but until I read about something that sounds like a state secret and not something I would read on Yahoo news...color me skeptical.

    I think it is worth noting that anybody can take up the Anon mask...anybody.
  11. It's got to make you wonder is Anon the new Emmanuel Goldstein?
  12. Schools of america ftw !
  13. I spent 13 years in the Special Forces. Almost 4 of those with the 7th Army in Nam. I can tell that you have never been any form of the Military. IF you were you would never post something so stupid that we were trained to torture anyone during our training, Now I am not saying it didn't happen but even today I can bet you pennies to dollars that there is NO training given to our troop unless they are being trained in intellgence field and then the CIA would do it so not to expose the Military crimes againt humanity. Now every basket has a few bad apple like Abu- Garcia prison but that was the pecticular few MPS and again the CIA. You should not talk about stuff you have no clue what your talking about except wanting to sound ignorant and anti America military. Sad Sad person
  14. fearraza

    fearraza TS Rookie

    +1 Thumb
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,960   +3,999

    The trouble here is, the entire world already knows the the Syrian President is an a**hole of the first magnitude, and nobody's doing anything about it.

    So, Anon can hack all they want and accomplish reading his email. While I suppose that could be considered an end in itself, it's still rather pointless.

    "Hacktivism" really isn't a substitute for air support. Not even for a cruise missile. They probably can't even give out his personal information and ruin his credit.

    Although, they did earn a bit of respect from me for trying....

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