Anonymous Hacks Syrian Ministry of Defense Website

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The Syrian Ministry of Defense's website early Monday morning.Photo: Reddit

The hacking collective Anonymous broke into the Syrian Ministry of Defense's website. Along with photos of dead protesters and an image of the Syrian flag embossed with the group's logo, they left the following message:


To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side - tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime's brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next.

To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done. Defend your country - rise up against the regime! - Anonymous

Not surprisingly, the site is currently down.

Anonymous has taken over the Syrian Ministry of Defense's website [Reddit]