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Anonymous Hack Syrian President's Emails

Another day, another Anonymous hack - and this time, the hacktivist group targeted none other than the office of Syrian President Bashar al Assad himself, according to newly confirmed reports.

The hacktivist group not only successfully breached into the network of Assad's office, but also managed to steal hundreds of emails including those disclosing details of the president's plans for his highly anticipated interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.

The interview took place last December, during the period when Assad was coming under severe criticism for his harsh crackdown on street protesters. Assad's government was accused on multiple occasions of carrying out cold blooded massacres - a charge the president firmly denies.

During his interview with Walters, Assad stated, "no government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person," as reported by CBS News.

The emails stolen and published by Anonymous reflects how days before the interview, Assad's advisers were discussing the possible questions Walters may ask.

"It is hugely important and worth mentioning that 'mistakes' have been done in the beginning of the crises because we did not have a well-organised 'police force," wrote Sheherazad Jaafari - a press attaché at the Syrian mission to the United Nations, in one of the leaked emails.

"American psyche can be easily manipulated when they hear that there are 'mistakes' done and now we are 'fixing it'," she added.

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