Syria's Web Traffic Falls Off the Radar

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

Syria's Internet appeared to be almost completely shut down Tuesday afternoon, according to the cybersecurity firm Umbrella.

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Servers reportedly noticed a steep drop in the country's Web traffic at around 2 p.m.

"On closer inspection, it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet," said Dan Hubbard, Umbrella's chief technology officer, in a company blog post Tuesday.

Akamai—an Internet content delivery network—as well as Rensys are both also reporting the outage.

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Google's worldwide transparency report showed that all its products and services were offline in Syria and had been inaccessible for more than two hours.

The war-torn country experienced an Internet outage last November that lasted for more than two days.

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—By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson

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