Syria's Internet has gone down, according to wide reports.
Umbrella Security Labs, a division of Internet security firm OpenDNS, reported that a Syria had a significant drop in traffic at around 6:45 p.m. UTC. The organization posted a graph showing that both top-level domain servers for Syria are "unreachable."
Syria's Internet went down onreports that the country blocked Internet service at the same time that Egypt shut down its service in 2011, amid uprising in the Arab Spring.as battle raged in Damascus. There were also
Renesys confirms loss of Syrian Internet connectivity 18:43 UTC.BGP routes down, inbound traces failing.@geeknik-- Renesys Corporation (@renesys) May 7, 2013
Internet Syria just went down! Starting 18:45 UTC twitter.com/bgpmon/status/...-- BGPmon.net (@bgpmon) May 7, 2013
Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect that Umbrella Security Labs is a division of OpenDNS, not an Internet traffic monitoring site.