Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Egypt's Last ISP Goes Dark

With this move, the Egyptian government has completely removed their countries access to the internet. Some resourceful citizens are finding ways to get the message out bouncing signals off satellites or resorting to dial up among others.


"A small Egyptian ISP that continued sputtering along after the government ordered Egypt off the internet Friday is now offline.

Security researcher Renesys said Monday the Noor Group, believed to be the last Egyptian ISP in operation, had provided access to the aviation, banking and financial sectors — including the Egyptian stock market.

“They are completely unavailable at present,” Renesys wrote of the ISP.

Egypt’s major providers — Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr — and all their customers and partners, went dark Friday. Renesys said the Egyptian government’s actions were “unprecedented in internet history.”

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