NSA Brought Down Syria’s Internet Once in 2012, Snowden Tells Wired

But that was a mistake, the magazine reports. ‘If we get caught, we can always point the finger at Israel,’ reportedly went a joke at the agency.

The U.S. National Security Agency unintentionally brought down the Syrian Internet once in 2012 in an attempt to gain access to the country's online traffic, including email, Edward Snowden told Wired magazine in its August issue.