MANILA, Philippines – A number of different sources have confirmed that Syria has lost Internet connectivity.
Renesys confirms loss of Syrian Internet connectivity 18:43 UTC.BGP routes down, inbound traces failing.@geeknik— Renesys Corporation (@renesys) May 7, 2013
The Renesys Corporation and Umbrella Security Labs both noted the loss of Internet connectivity or an otherwise sharp drop in traffic from Syria. Umbrella Security Labs also has an explanation for how the cutoff could have occurred.
No official word has been given regarding the cutoff. Neither has an estimated time been given for the return of Internet connectivity.
The cutoff occurred some time after Israel’s air strikes against Syria, all while fighting between rebels and the Syrian regime is taking place. Syrian rebels also recently abducted 4 Filipino peacekeepers in the area.
Meanwhile, the Philippines has brought home Filipinos in Syria following the tensions there. – Rappler.com
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