Internet Traffic From Syria Disappears

by
Fatimah Mazhar
Multiple internet security networks and monitoring services have reported significant decrease in online traffic on Tuesday night coming from Syria.

Multiple internet security networks and monitoring services have reported significant decrease in online traffic on Tuesday night coming from Syria.

Umbrella Security Labs, the research division of OpenDNS which is the world’s largest Internet security Network, wrote in a blogpost about the technical issues regarding Syria’s internet outage:

 

At around 18:45 UTC the OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic from Syria. On closer inspection, it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet.”

BGPmon.net, another internet monitoring service confirmed the news on its official Twitter account:

 

Akamai Internet Networking service also reported traffic drop coming from Syria:

 

Search engine giant Google has also confirmed the news through their network traffic graph:

 

 

Screen Shot: google.com

The causes of the outage are still being looked into and the story is developing. A similar outage occurred last year in November 2012 in Syria and the internet was restored two days later.

 

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