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Syrian President's e-mail password: 12345. How is this known? Anonymous, of course

12345 - the password to Syrian President's e-mail, thanks, Anonymous

By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 7, 2012 @ 21:21 CST

12345. Such an amazingly hard password, something that no one else on Earth has probably ever used. Well, except for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Anonymous broke into the mail server of the Syrian Ministry of Presidential Affairs, where they gained access to 78 inboxes of Assad's staff, according to a report from Israeli daily Haaretz.


The password '12345' was associated with several of the e-mail accounts. Victims of Anonymous' latest attack were Mansour Fadlallah Azzam, who is the Minister of Presidential Affairs, as well as Bouthaina Shaaban, who is Assad's media adviser.

Haaretz obtained, and published one e-mail that included documents intended to prepare al-Assad for his December 2011 interview with Barbara Walters. In the interview, he said that the Syrian government was not killing its own people:

We don't kill our people. No government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person.


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