Army.mil, the U.S. Army’s website, was offline Monday afternoon after being compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army who took it over and used it to post their own messages.
The Syrian Electronic Army claimed to be behind the hack on Twitter.
“After [the hack] came to our attention, the Army took appropriate preventive measures to ensure there was no breach of Army data by taking down the website temporarily.”
-Malcolm Frost, Army Brig. Gen., Chief of Public Affairs
The SyrianElectronicArmy Twitter account began tweeting around noon that it hacked the Army website and “left several messages on it.”
“Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.”
-The Syrian Electronic Army, in a message posted to army.mil
The Syrian Electronic Army is a hacker group who support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Source: USA Today