Web Warzone


Web Warzone documents the digital war that has been waged through out the Syrian Conflict. Reporter Juliana Ruhfus meets and talks to individuals who were instrumental in these event and shows a timeline of events from the French TV5Monde agitation through to the use of DarkComet, a Skype based intrusion tool which turns an individual computer into a listening and visual observation post.


In another high profile hack, the Associated Press twitter account reported Barack Obama’s injury in a White House explosion, temporarily wiping billions from stock markets. Behind that attack was the Syrian Electronic Army – the Assad regime’s fightback against its opponents. The internet in Syria was renowned for being slow, but suddenly it speeded up, as the Syrian security agencies realised it would lead them to people protesting against the government.