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Marc Maiffret Interviewed on CNN: the ‘hacking war’ between the US and Syria

Posted September 4, 2013    Mike Yaffe

Last week CNN broadcast an investigative story about a potential ‘hacking war’ between the US and Syria, in light of possible US military strikes on Syria.  They wanted to know more about the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’, which shut down the NY Times website last week.  So the CNN team called on Marc to help explain the technical nature of attacks and have him give clues about how that could happen. He spoke as an expert and kept it very top line, commenting as expert authority on cyber security and how hackers can operate.

“It appears to be a loose collective of a few individuals,” said former hacker Marc Maiffret of the group, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Maiffret, who’s now chief technology officer for the cybersecurity firm Beyond Trust, also says these hackers might not have been in the game for that long.”

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