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The 2011 Libyan revolution was marked by the intensive use of cyber technology. Using decentralized ways of connecting, such as two-way satellite Internet, the Libyan opposition almost completely bypassed the government's sophisticated Internet monitoring equipment and effectively ended the ability of the Gaddafi regime to control Internet access. Still, electronic actors working on behalf of the regime attacked opposition computers by exploiting key human vulnerabilities.

Publication Date

1-2013

Publisher

United States Naval War College Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups

City

Newport

Keywords

Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, 2011 Libyan Revolution, Cyber Technology

Revolutionary Risks: Cyber Technology and Threats in the 2011 Libyan  Revolution

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