Syrian Computer Society
The Syrian Computer Society is an organization in Syria. It was founded by Bassel al-Assad in 1989, and was subsequently headed by his brother Bashar al-Assad, who would later become the President of Syria. It acts as Syria's domain name registration authority and has been reported to be closely associated with the Syrian state.
In May 2013, 700 domains registered by Syrians, mostly hosted at servers with IP addresses assigned to the Syrian Computer Society, were reported to have been seized by the U.S. DNS infrastructure operator Network Solutions. The domain names became registered to "OFAC Holding", believed to be a reference to the U.S. federal government's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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- Sean Gallagher (May 8, 2013). "Network Solutions seizes over 700 domains registered to Syrians". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
- "Trade Sanctions Cited in Hundreds of Syrian Domain Seizures". Krebs on Security. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
- "Hunting for Syrian Hackers' Chain of Command". The New York Times. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
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