Originally published on October 9, 2013 by Mashable in an article entitled Syrian Electronic Army Attacks Linked to Obama’s Mentions of Syria.
The frequency of attacks that the infamous Syrian Electronic Army carries out may correlate with the number of President Obama’s public statements about Syria and its civil war.
Researchers at Recorded Future, a firm that analyzes publicly available data to assess and predict cyberattacks, call the link a “remarkable correlation.”
Mashable asked a member of the SEA via email if the group agreed with this Obama-Syria cyberattack theory, to which our source simply replied: “Yes, that is true.”
The chart [above], courtesy of Recorded Future, illustrates this theory. The vertical blue lines indicate an SEA attack, whereas the black line indicates, on a scale of one to four, the volume of references Obama has made about Syria, in public speeches or media interviews.