DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:45 P.M.) – On Friday afternoon, Al-Masdar News experienced its biggest hacker attack ever, leaving the website inaccessible to its readers for five hours.
Incidentally, the DDOS attack took place hours after it was revealed that ISIS launched an offensive against the Syrian Arab Army in the region where dozens of US missiles struck Shayrat Airbase, grounding its airplanes at the Homs airfield.
The IT department said the massive DDOS attack could be traced exclusively back to the United States although it could not determine who was responsible for the hacking.
In the not so distant past, AMN has also been the target of cyber attacks from Saudi Arabia and Turkey, possibly from state-employed hackers.
We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers amid the downtime and will explore new measurements to block future hacking attacks from foreign countries.