Thursday, November 29, 2012

Syria's Internet Cut Off Amid Airport Clashes

Chart: Akamai Traffic to Syria On November 29 (Pic: akamai.com/stateoftheinternet)

Syria has been cut off from the internet amid fierce fighting in the capital which saw rebels claiming they have blocked access to the capital city's airport.

The unprecedented nationwide blackout was reported by two US-based internet-monitoring companies and confirmed by activists in the country.

Renesys, a network security firm that studies web disruptions, said Syria effectively disappeared from the internet at 12.26pm local time while Akamai Technologies, which distributes content on the internet, confirmed the development.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018466/syria-internet-cut-off-amid-airport-clashes