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Recent Defacing attacks in Lebanon: causes and cures

  On Tuesday, many people noticed the official website of Rafic Hariri Airport had a different landing page. A group calling themselves the Syrian Revolution Soldiers (SRS) defaced the main page of the website to display a political message. Recently, Lebanon has witnessed a slew of these attacks, with many of them targeting Lebanese government […]

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Statement: Block of Grindr App in Lebanon

On Friday, January 18th, reports indicated that Grindr, a popular online dating application used by LGBTI individuals, had been blocked on the 3G and 4G mobile data networks of Alfa and Touch. After contacting both companies, a representative from Touch Lebanon informed us that the Ministry of Telecommunications had ordered the block. A trusted anonymous […]

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A Few Tips to Detect Phishing Links

Over the past year, we have witnessed an increase in the number of phishing campaigns in Lebanon and amongst the Lebanese diaspora. Most users have received phishing links through WhatsApp and email; almost all of these campaigns rely on human error, so users need to take precautions to protect themselves. The list below may help […]

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