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Members of Anonymous recently accessed a server used by Syria's Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and published hundreds of e-mails online.
"Among the exposed e-mail messages was a set of talking points for Assad's interview with Barbara Walters in December 2011," writes Ars Technica's Sean Gallagher.
"Along with the release of these e-mails, Anonymous also exposed the passwords of 78 accounts on the Ministry's servers," Gallagher writes. "Of the passwords revealed, 31 were '12345' and a number were minor variations on that."
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