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This one’s a bit dated, but just too good to not have in the archives. Way back in February, Anonymous hacked Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s e-mail account. His password? 12345
No, really. You can’t make this up. Evidently, several government officials had the same code.

Which, of course, brings to mind the following SpaceBalls clip:

Haaretz has the write-up and the released Assad e-mails here and here.

The “Hello dear” opening seems oddly intimate, but maybe it’s just a cultural thing. Also, when you’re inside one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, I’m sure you get awfully close to the other insiders..

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