After the outage was confirmed, it wasn’t long before Anonymous, under OpSyria, entered the conflict.
At 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Anonymous started removing all of the Syrian Government’s Internet properties that remained online after the nation’s Web access was severed. The coordinated effort targeted government domains, as well as domains ran by pro-government sympathizers. It wasn’t long before domains were either taken down via DDoS, or defaced and rendered useless.
As of 01:00 a.m. EST, the conflict and bloodshed on the streets in Syria has added a new front, the Internet, and Anonymous doesn’t appear to be running out of steam.