Hundreds of e-mails from Syrian President Bashar Assad's office have been leaked on Monday following an attack by the hacker group Anonymous. One of the e mail files, which Haaretz has obtained, was a preparing planning Assad for his December 2011 interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.
The assault took place in a single day Sunday and the focus on was the mail server of the Syrian Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Some 78 inboxes of Assad's aides and advisers had been hacked and the password that some used was "12345". Amongst these whose electronic mail was subjected have been the Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Fadlallah Azzam and Assad's press adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban.
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Assad's Television interview with Walters was memorable for his repeated denials that Syrian citizens have been staying killed. "We will not destroy our folks ... no government in the world kills its people, unless of course it truly is led by a insane man or woman," Assad advised Walters.
About 10 days just before the job interview, Sheherazad Jaafari - a press attache at the Syrian mission to the United Nations - sent a prolonged e-mail to previous Al Jazeera journalist Luna Chebel, who now operates in Assad's bureau. She also sent the email to an aide of Shaaban's. Jaafari, who was concerned in arranging the job interview with Walters, also takes place to be the daughter of the Syrian ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar Jaafari.
Jaafari Jr. wrote: "The key factors and dimensions that have been pointed out a whole lot in the American press are: The concept of violence has been one of the key subjects brought up in every write-up. They use the phrases 'The Syrian authorities is killing its personal individuals,' 'Tanks have been utilised in a lot of metropolitan areas,' 'Airplanes have been used to suppress the peaceful demonstrations,' and 'Security forces are criminals and bloody.'"
Published 01:08 07.02.12
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Bashar Assad emails leaked, suggestions for ABC interview revealed
In part one of the Haaretz expose of email messages leaked from the account of the Syrian president's media adviser, Assad is told, ahead of job interview with Barbara Walters, that the 'American psyche can be very easily manipulated.'
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Hundreds of email messages from Syrian President Bashar Assad's office were leaked on Monday right after an attack by the hacker group Anonymous. One of the e mail files, which Haaretz has acquired, was a document making ready Assad for his December 2011 job interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.
The strike took location in a single day Sunday and the target was the mail server of the Syrian Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Some 78 inboxes of Assad's aides and advisers have been hacked and the password that some utilised was "12345". Amongst those whose e mail was uncovered had been the Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Fadlallah Azzam and Assad's media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban ( via haaretz.com ).