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A second hacking crew has weighed into the conflict in Syria on the side of embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Net security firm FireEye reckons it has identified 11 members of the "Syrian Malware Team" after analysing a strain of malware called BlackWorm. The malware is used by the group to infiltrate targets, say …

  1. Cipher
    Joke

    "According to Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit,"

    The same group that put Vista into the wild?

    1. Semtex451 Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: "According to Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit,"

      Nice, headed by Ballmer?

      1. Mpeler
        Coat

        Re: "According to Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit,"

        "Nice, headed by Ballmer?"

        Hmmm....are you implying that Microsoft is a digital crime?

        (/sarc and snark)

    2. Mpeler
      Paris Hilton

      Re: "According to Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit,"

      "The same group that put Vista into the wild?"

      Two schools of thought on this -

      1) Vista designed such that nothing would run on it, not even viruses (virii?)

      2) Obscure corollary of Murphy's law: nothing runs on it, EXCEPT viruses....

      Ahhh, M$, busy putting the X back into XP (just kidding....)

      Paris, because she's, er, wild too....

      1. Irony Deficient

        viruses (virii?)

        Mpeler, almost.

  2. It'sa Mea... Mario

    Sounds like a certain comedy sketch..

    'Are you the Syrian Electronic Army?'

    'Fuck off!'

    'What?'

    'Syrian Electronic Army. We're the Electronic Army of Syria!....'

    ...

    1. AbelSoul

      Re: We're the Electronic Army of Syria!

      "I thought we were the Popular Army?"

      1. Richard Taylor 2 Silver badge
        Facepalm

        Re: We're the Electronic Army of Syria!

        Bloody splitters - it's the Popular Front for the Liberation of Syrian Information

    2. Mpeler
      Coat

      Re: Sounds like a certain comedy sketch..

      Surely you can't be Syria's ....

      But Syria's ley Shirley, who's Shirley.....

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