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In Syria, Conflict In Cyberspace Complements Ground War

NPR | Dec. 31, 2013 3:56 p.m.

The Syrian civil war is raging on the battlefield, but it’s also raging online. While the rebels have gone online to recruit fighters and coordinate with allies, forces supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime have employed malware to infiltrate and track them. Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher at the University of Toronto who’s following the cyber conflict in Syria, talks to Robert Siegel about the way the digital war is being waged.

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