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Pro-Assad hackers used Skype to target opposition fighters

John E Dunn | Feb. 4, 2015
Possible Hezbollah connection to malware attacks

On that topic, the issue of who was behind the cyberattack is intriguing. FireEye found numerous references to and knowledge of neighbouring Lebanon. This implies that the group is connected to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah paramilitary organisation that provided men and weapons to help stabilise Assad's regime in its darkest hour.

The well-known Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), which has carried out more public cyberattacks on Western targets, is rumoured to be controlled by foreign-based activists, similarly trained and connected to Iran.


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