Syria's Internet connectivity has been unstable for more than two years since the civil war began. The network monitoring company Renesys has chronicled frequent network changes that at times have left parts of the country in the dark.
So it is perhaps not surprising that cybercriminals see an opportunity in the chaos, but spotty connectivity isn't a great selling point, either.
On Monday, most of Syria's Internet was down, said Doug Madory, senior analyst at Renesys.
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