Catherine E. Shoichet and Hamdi Alkhshal
May 8, 2013
Internet connections across Syria went down Tuesday night, according to several global monitoring sites.
Google reported that its services became inaccessible in Syria around 9:45 p.m. (2:45 p.m. ET). The Renesys, Akamai and BGPmon Internet tracking companies also reported the loss of Syrian Internet connectivity at that time.
“It seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet,” Dan Hubbard, chief technology officer for Umbrella Security Labs, wrote in a blog post about the apparent outage.